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The Work Poetry Workshop: Saturday Afternoon Edition
May 8 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pmFree
Join us on the second Saturday of every month for The Work.
The Saturday Afternoon Edition of The Work takes place from 11:30am-2:00pm on the second Saturday of every month.
Upcoming Saturday afternoon workshops will take place on June 12, July 10, and August 14.
The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change.
We will read and discuss poetry, write several new poems, and give each writer feedback on at least one of the drafts composed during the workshop.
The cost for the workshop is a suggested donation of $20 to Christopher Luna’s PayPal account: email@example.com
“Suggested” means that we would like for you to join us regardless of whether or not you can afford it right now. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Bring a poem to share as a way of saying hello.
Please email Christopher Luna at firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight the night before each workshop to RSVP if you would like to participate. Also, please share this event with others who might be interested.
The Work also takes place from 6-8:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
These workshops will take place on Zoom until it is safe to do so again in person.
Upcoming Monday night workshops will take place on April 26, May 10 & 24, June 14 & 28, July 12, August 9 & 23. There will be no workshop on July 26.
Christopher Luna encourages you to support Niche Wine Bar, which has provided a home for his poetry and memoir workshops, Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic, and other events for many years. Niche is currently open for both dine-in and takeout service: https://nichewinebar.com/
If you are looking for writing coaching, editing/manuscript review, or information about poetry and memoir classes, send Christopher an email via email@example.com.