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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 Online Zoom 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: Tuesday, April 09, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, April 16, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  3. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, April 23, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  4. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, April 30, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  5. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, May 07, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  6. Live Zoom Meeting: Tuesday, May 21, 6:30pm-9:00pm
  • Lisa is so smart and thoughtful - her enthusiasm is contagious. I appreciated her passion for/deep knowledge about poetry.

  • 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.
  • Lisa is generous and thoughtful, providing encouragement while challenging writers to push themselves beyond their comfort level and deepen their craft.

    Robin M.
  • Lisa’s class was excellent--full of great activities and sage advice. It has changed how I look at and write poetry.

    Doris A.


Wed, April 10 @ 1:30 am PDT
Wed, May 22 @ 4:00 am PDT
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Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet


Online (BK 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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