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“In this class, rather than learning how one makes a poem,” says instructor Erin Rodoni, “we will approach craft by asking ‘How do I make this poem?’ Over the course of three weeks, we will follow the process of poem-making from first spark to fully formed vision.”

In the first class, we will discuss how we choose what goes into a poem. Writing exercises will help us find and vivify the most resonant sources for our poems such as our memories, observations, and experiences. In the second class, we will think about how we shape our poems and do exercises to strengthen our understanding of lines and stanzas, as well as the possibilities of form. In our final class, we will try our hand at revision, practicing useful and concrete strategies. At the same time, we will begin to define our own goals for our poems, whether we’re sharing the poem with a friend or aspiring to publish. In each class, there will be various opportunities to share work for light feedback and guidance.

Erin says, “Though there is no right way to make a poem, I hope by the end of this class you will have a real sense of how to make craft choices that are right for you and your poems. Writers of all levels and backgrounds are welcome.”


About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes

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.



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  1. Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, September 17, 10:30am-1:00pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, September 24, 10:30am-1:00pm
  3. Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, October 01, 10:30am-1:00pm
  • Erin's supportive, attuned, and caring spirit paired with her dreamy creativity and intelligence created a space where I felt I could really step into my own creativity.

    Sarah F.
  • Erin was a thoughtful, generous, knowledgeable teacher who made sure everyone in class was respected.

    Pirette M.


Saturday, September 17, 2022 @ 5:30 pm PDT
Saturday, October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 pm PDT
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Erin Rodoni


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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