The Work Poetry Writing Workshop with Christopher Luna Continues on Zoom This Fall

The Work Hughes Cummings Stein

NOTE: Due to restrictions aimed at keeping us safe from the COVID-19, The Work will continue as a remote workshop via Zoom. Please email Christopher Luna at 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.

Allen with quotation by Jim Johnson 1965


Join us on the second and fourth Monday of every month for The Work.

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.

$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 Monday Night Edition of The Work takes place 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 again in person.

Upcoming Monday night workshops will take place on September 28, October 12 & 26, November 9 & 23, and December 14 & 28.

The Work Maya Angelou July 2020


The Work also takes place from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm on the second Saturday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Upcoming Saturday afternoon workshops will take place on September 12, October 10, November 14, and December 12. These workshops will take place on Zoom until it is safe to do so again in person.

Christopher Luna encourages you to support Niche Wine Bar, which has provided a home for his poetry and memoir workshops, Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic, and other events for many years. Niche is currently open for both dine-in and takeout service: 

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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