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Drafting and Editing Poems

Want to get better at starting poems? Want to get better at refining drafts? This workshop on the relationship between the drafting and editing phases of writing poetry will help! Class will include a lecture about these two distinctly different processes and how to find an approach that works for you, as well as an in-class drafting exercise. We will explore the way a poem comes together in relation to Allen Grossman’s notion that “Art is about something the way a cat is about the house.”

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Sarah Galvin

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 09/12/2015

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$67.50 Member Price:
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$75.00 General Price:

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Sarah Galvin

Sarah Galvin is a poet and author of The Three Einsteins. Her blog, The Pedestretarian, is devoted to reviews of food found on the street. She has an MFA in poetry from University of Washington. In addition to poetry and discarded food, her interests include demolition derbies, food that isn’t discarded, and confetti cannons. She has a recurring nightmare about a sentient house. She is widely known as “The Champagne of Queers.” Her poems and essays can be found in io, New Ohio Review, Pleiades, Pinwheel, Vice Magazine, and The Stranger.

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