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Writing is revising, goes one of the truisms of the writing life. "But what is revising?” asks instructor Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet. "Too often, we take a first draft, in whatever form it arrives, and chip away at it until it looks something like a poem. And yet revision has the potential to be a much more radical and creative act.”

In this class, you’ll explore multiple techniques for re-visioning, revising, and workshopping poems, discovering what each poem wants to become. You'll emerge with 8 to 12 substantial revisions and a collection of useful revision tools, as well as skills for discussing new work one-on-one or in a workshop setting.

This course has six 2.5-hour weekly meetings, with a combination of reading, in-class discussion, writing exercises, workshopping, and written instructor feedback. Students will revise and submit poems generated from in-class exercises and outside work, and each student will have 3-4 poems workshopped.


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.



    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 05, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, April 12, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  3. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, April 19, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  4. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, April 26, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  5. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, May 03, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  6. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, May 10, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Lisa is generous and thoughtful, providing encouragement while challenging writers to push themselves beyond their comfort level and deepen their craft.

    Robin M.


Wednesday, April 6, 2022 @ 1:30 am PDT
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 @ 4:00 am PDT
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Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet


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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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