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"In the past 5 years, the microchapbook has emerged as a popular form in the digital age," says instructor Alan Chazaro. "It is smaller than the chapbook, yet longer than a journal submission, allowing for the poet to zoom into miniature thematic threads and develop a voice in a matter of 10-13 pages."

In this course, we will read and discuss what makes the microchapbook such a unique form to house your ideas, identity, and brand of poetry. In discussions, we will investigate a range of published PDF microchapbooks by debut poets such as Matt Mitchell, Carla Sofia Ferreira, Gustavo Barahona-López, and Gabrielle Grace Hogan. Through workshop, we will generate material to create our own micros that will form the foundation of your small collection, which we will later submit to a list of designated places that offer publication and promotion for emerging writers via micro competitions.

"Don't let the name fool you," says Alan. "Though small in size, the micro is a big niche market worth exploring in the contemporary poetry landscape."


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.



    Alan Chazaro is the author of This Is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album (Black Lawrence Press, 2019) and the forthcoming Piñata Theory (Black Lawrence Press, 2020). He is a graduate of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley and a former Lawrence Ferlinghetti Fellow at the University of San Francisco. He is currently a creative writing adjunct professor in the Bay Area, and the co-founding editor at HeadFake. Find him on Twitter @alan_chazaro.

  1. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, February 17, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, February 24, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  3. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, March 03, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  4. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, March 10, 7:00pm-9:30pm
  5. Live Zoom Meeting: Wednesday, March 17, 7:00pm-9:30pm


Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 3:00 am PST
Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 4:30 am PST
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Online (Synchronous)
Live Remote Meetings, ZOOM
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Registration Deadline

Registration closes 24 hours before the start time for a class.

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 provide refunds, transfer payments, or offer makeup sessions for classes a student might miss, for any reason.

Due to extraordinary circumstances related to COVID-19, we are open to addressing cancellations on a case-by-case basis.

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