Riding the Dragon Poetry Workshop

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Riding the Dragon Poetry Workshop


  • Dive into the foundations of the art and craft of poetry

  • Explore a wealth of poetic forms, styles and tools

  • Hone your unique voice and skills

  • Learn secrets of revision to make your poems sing

  • Enjoy creative community

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced poet, this class is designed to get you inspired and writing, exploring new styles, learning new tools, and expanding your creative palette, while sharpening your expressive skills.

We cover the foundational elements of the art and craft of poetry, focusing on one element per week in depth. We draw on masterful examples from a wide range of poets, discover a host of poetic techniques, and practice skills and approaches to expand your writing from wherever you are starting.

These tools are excellent for writers of all kinds and at all levels of experience.

In a safe, supportive environment, we draw forth your unique voice and art. You’ll write six new poems, drawing from inspiring examples and prompts and learn tools of revision to make your poems shine, while enjoying camaraderie with other creative souls.

Many poets in my classes also discover lasting creative friendships with others in the group.

Give yourself a break from the stresses of our world. Let your creativity come forth and be nurtured. Get inspired. Learn to ride the dragon of poetry!

[/vc_column_text][invicta_testimonial author_name=””]“In my many years of studying poetry I have never had such a penetrating exploration of the components of poetry. This has been a very deepening experience. I got so much more than expected from this class.”[/invicta_testimonial][invicta_testimonial author_name=””]“…a wonderful, uplifting, creative environment that helped me grow as a writer.  I learned things that I never knew existed about writing a poem. I look forward to the next writing adventure with you.”[/invicta_testimonial][vc_column_text]


6 Thursdays • 4:00 – 6:00 pm Pacific Time, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Eastern.
To find out when that is in other time zones, click here.
November 5 – December 17  (no class on November 26)
on Zoom

Class size is limited to 8.

Pay-what-you-can for people of color: contact me here for that.

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS NOW SOLD OUT. Sign up for my email list here to find out when more classes happen.

To register, click the button below.
There is no pro-rating for classes that you miss and no refunds once you register.

Note: You do not need a PayPal account to pay. You can use a debit/credit card. If you wish to pay by check, contact me.

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