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“The journey of developing craft is not a linear process,” says instructor Tongo Eisen-Martin, “but rather a process of expanding your powers of perception and relaxing into your singular voice on the page.”

The objective of this workshop is to share strategies for writing and editing poems generated by the idea that your poetry is a part of your one human experience taking place in and revealed by an interconnected reality. For each strategy, you will complete a corresponding in-class writing prompt drawing on your own life experiences and worldviews, as well as the critical perception of your craft. Poems will be shared both for possibilities of revision and expansion. Tongo says, "As a group, we will also work on the practice of reading poems aloud in order to realize the full potential of the poem as it exists in a shared moment."

By the end of three weeks, students will begin an approach to craft in which the objective of craft is the perpetual creation of new writing strategies and new opportunities to relax into one's own voice. This workshop is for writers of all levels and backgrounds.



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  1. Monday, November 26, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  2. Monday, December 3, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  3. Monday, December 10, 7:00pm-9:30pm


Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 3:00 am PST
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 @ 5:30 am PST
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San Francisco
2042 Balboa St.
San Francisco, CA United States
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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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