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“Whether you’re submitting poems to journals or putting them together for a book,” says instructor Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet, “learning how to order and present your work can give you a deeper understanding of how that work is received – and of what sets your poems apart."

Bring 10 poems to work with in this two-session class. We’ll use play, exercise, and discussion to discover relationships between and among poems and develop frameworks for thinking about sequence and structure through the eye of the reader. We’ll also look at what the arc of a series or book can tell us about individual poems, and explore techniques for writing with a larger project in mind. Then we’ll turn our attention outward. Are you ready to send out your work – and where should you send it? What tools and practices can help?

You’ll leave with an ordered packet of five poems to send to the journal of your choice, and a knowledge of how to submit effectively.


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.



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  1. Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, January 09, 2:00pm-5:00pm
  2. Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, January 16, 2:00pm-5:00pm


Saturday, January 9, 2021 @ 10:00 pm PST
Sunday, January 17, 2021 @ 1:00 am PST
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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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