The Work: Zoom Edition Begins March 23, 2020

NOTE: Due to the restrictions to keep us safe from the Coronavirus, The Work will continue as a remote workshop via Zoom. Please email Christopher Luna at by 4 pm on Monday, March 23 if you would like to participate. Also, please share this event with others who might be interested.

The face-to-face version of this workshop takes place at Niche Wine Bar and Angst Gallery, both of which are owned and operated by Leah Jackson. Please support Niche Wine Bar by taking advantage of their take-out services during this difficult time.

The Work 2017 Make Poetry Your Life

“Well, while I’m here I’ll do the work — and what’s the work?
To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow.”
Allen Ginsberg, “Memory Gardens” (Fall of America, City Lights)

The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change.

We will read and discuss poetry, and write several new poems together. Each workshop will feature at least three timed writing exercises.

$20 suggested donation payable to Christopher Luna via PayPal (; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bring a poem to share as a way of saying hello.

Shareable snacks are also welcome and very much appreciated.

Upcoming 2020 Saturday afternoon workshops will take place on March 14, April 11, and May 9.

There is also a Monday evening version of the workshop that takes place on the second and fourth Monday of the month. Upcoming 2020 Monday evening workshops will take place on March 9 & 23, April 6 & 20, and May 11.

If you are looking for writing coaching, editing/manuscript review, or information about poetry and memoir classes, send Christopher an email via


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