The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna Continues on Zoom This Summer

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 christopherjluna@gmail.com by midnight the night before each workshop to RSVP if you would like to participate. Also, please share this event with others who might be interested.

The cost for the workshop is a suggested donation of $20 to Christopher Luna’s PayPal account. Suggested means that we would like for you to join us regardless of whether or not you can afford it right now.

The Work alleviate suffering March 28 2020

SATURDAY AFTERNOON EDITION

Join us on Saturday, July 11 for The Work, a poetry writing workshop led by Christopher Luna. 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 can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. We will read and discuss poetry, write several new poems, and give each writer feedback on at least one of the drafts composed during the workshop.

Allen with quotation by Jim Johnson 1965

“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)

$20 suggested donation; 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.

The Saturday Afternoon Edition of The Work takes place at Niche Wine Bar (1013 Main Street, Vancouver) from 11:30am – 2:00pm on the second Saturday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Upcoming Saturday afternoon workshops will take place on August 8. These workshops will take place on Zoom until it is safe to do so in person.

MONDAY NIGHT EDITION

The Work also takes place on Monday nights. The Monday Night Edition of The Work takes place at Angst Gallery (1015 Main Street, Vancouver) from 6-8:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. These workshops will take place on Zoom until it is safe to do so in person.

Upcoming Monday night workshops will take place on July 13 & 27 and August 10 & 24.

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

IMAGE: The Work: Alleviate Suffering by Christopher Luna.

You can see more of Christopher’s collages on his blog.


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