Poet Tea: Making and Writing about Tea

with Yasmine Ameli and Saba Keramati

Genres: Poetry, The Writing Life



1 Session

Start Date: January 22, 2023
End Date: January 22, 2023
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

Join us for an interactive, generative poetry workshop all about tea! Teamaking, like writing, is a cultural activity that emphasizes ritual and sensory experience. In this three-hour class, we will consider poems (such as Leila Chatti’s "Tea") at the intersections of these themes as well as engage in a series of generative writing prompts to explore image, memory, culture, and narrative. Participants need only bring their love of poetry and favorite tea along with them for an interactive experience.

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Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Yasmine Ameli

Yasmine Ameli


Yasmine Ameli is an Iranian American writer. Her work appears in Poetry, Ploughshares, The Sun, BWR, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing and works independently as a holistic writing coach.

Website: yasmineameli.com

Instagram: @yasmineameli

Saba Keramati

Saba Keramati


Saba Keramati is a poet, editor, and educator from California. Her work appears or is forthcoming in AGNI, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Margins, and other publications. She is the poetry editor for Sundog Lit. Go to www.sabakeramati.com for more information.

Twitter: @sabzi_k

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