Denver School of Forms & Poetics

A vibrant community of writers and scholars come together each summer for our Denver School of Forms & Poetics, a two-week special program that centers discussion of formal aesthetics and transcultural meaning. You'll work closely with experienced faculty, many of whom are recognized scholars and critical voices, in four- and six-hour seminars alongside peers and guest speakers from the literary community.

This program is open to all students, but particularly benefits seniors planning for graduate programs or grad students looking to advance their understanding of literature and aesthetics in an intercultural context.

Program Highlights

  • Seminars & Mini-Seminars

    Seminars & Mini-Seminars

  • Guest Lectures

    Guest Lectures

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    Guest Readings

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    Special Sessions

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Ready to immerse yourself in the study and creation of literature and aesthetics across styles, forms and cultures? Apply now through the link below.

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The total cost for this two-week summer program is $1,590. Applications for one week of the program will also be considered at a rate of $795. A tuition discount of 10 percent is available to DU alumni, veterans and early registrants who submit applications by March 15.

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About the Program

The Denver School of Forms & Poetics offers a rare chance for students to grow their creative and critical skills while also developing greater intercultural sensitivity and emotional intelligence, skills that align with DU's Impact 2025 plan to develop artists, educators, professionals and leaders who use their scholarly abilities to advance the public good.