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“No matter how long we’ve been writing poems,” says instructor Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, “there’s still more to learn, about both the art form and our particular poetic practice. A community of dedicated peers can help us deepen and improve our poems, whatever that means for each of us.”

This intensive workshop for a maximum of nine students is designed for poets seeking to reinvigorate their practice and refine their craft in a supportive, guided environment. Students will develop tools for understanding what each poem wants to become and helping it find its way there, including optional revision practices and suggested reading arising from each week’s discussion. Each student will workshop 4–5 poems during the course, and will be required to read each week’s workshop poems before class.

This course is designed for students with previous writing, workshopping, and possibly publishing experience, or those who have taken multiple Writing Salon poetry courses.


About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes

Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, The Writing Salon is running all classes in a remote learning format. You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the internet. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at hello@writingsalons.com.



    Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse (Frost Place Chapbook Prize) and Tulips, Water, Ash (Morse Poetry Prize). Her poems have appeared in journals such as Blackbird, Kenyon Review, Plume, and Zyzzyva, in anthologies including Nasty Women Poets and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, and online at Poem-A-Day and Poetry Daily. In addition to leading workshops at Portland’s Literary Arts, Seattle’s Hugo House, and The Writing Salon, she hosts the Portland reading series Lilla Lit and Literary Bingo and works as a freelance editor of poetry and nonfiction. Before fleeing northward in search of writer-friendly rents, she taught in UC Berkeley’s Post-Baccalaureate Writing Program.

  1. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, April 06, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, April 13, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  3. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, April 20, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  4. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, April 27, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  5. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, May 04, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  6. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, May 18, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  7. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, May 25, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  8. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, June 01, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  9. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, June 08, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  • Lisa is a perceptive reader and outstanding teacher of poetry. I hope to work with her again.

    John J.
  • Lisa is an excellent instructor who obviously knows her stuff. She's personable, and meets students where they are. I really enjoyed just listening to her talk about poetry in general— assigned readings, student work, and her own work.

    Sara M.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 2:00 am PDT
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 @ 4:30 am PDT
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Online (SF Zoom)
Live Remote Meetings, ZOOM
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Cancellation Policy

10 days or more before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 10% fee OR a refund minus a 20% fee.

3-9 days before the start date for a class, the registrant will receive a credit minus a 20% fee OR a refund minus a 30% fee.

2 days or less before the start date for a class, the registrant will not receive a credit or a refund.

The Writing Salon cannot offer refunds, credits, or makeup sessions for classes a student might miss.

In the event of an emergency, we may consider a refund or credit, whether partial or full. We review these requests on a case-by-case basis, and we ask that you notify us as near as possible to the start date for the class.

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