Are you looking for a supportive group in which to create new work, receive feedback, and become inspired to send your work out for publication? In this class, in addition to weekly craft lessons and prompts, you’ll be offered specific targets and live calls for submissions. We will draft new poetry, give one another feedback on those drafts, polish those poems, and send them out. This is a poetry workshop for poets craving a supportive writing community. We also serve (gently) as an accountability team for submissions. Class is held in the Inspirations Gallery at Liberty Station which gives us the added dimension of writing while surrounded by the shifting artscapes of rolling exhibits.
We begin each of our sessions by looking at poems based on the theme of the month (I’ll bring poems and I invite you to bring your favorite poems by other authors). We divide class time between theme discussion, in-class writing, and time to workshop your poems—the one you’ve written based on the theme (or the poem that arrived instead). You are responsible for showing up with an open and inquisitive mind and bringing enough copies of your poem for your classmates. You’ll have the chance to read your poem aloud; we will respond to your work on the spot.
All level of writers are welcome. We respond with heart-based enthusiasm and specific craft-based suggestions for revision and meet the second Saturday of every month. Walk-ins are welcome, though you may also sign up ahead of time here: for Second Saturdays: Draft, Craft, Submit at SDWI, Liberty Station. Cost for each class is $30 for members of San Diego Writers, Ink, or $36 for nonmembers.
Our upcoming themes include:
August 12: Architecture
September 9: Livestock and Pets
October 14: Omens
Recently Published Poems by Tania:
Kolmer’s Gulch, Silver Birch Press, Lost and Found Poetry and Prose Series, 2017
Kolmer’s Gulch 2017 (MP3)
Hades, in Prime Number Magazine, Issue 107, April-June 2017.
Sound recording of Hades (MP3)
Walking the Laguna, for Reginald Shepherd, TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics (PDF and MP3 versions)