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This group is for anyone writing prose or poetry. It is intended as a place where you can workshop your in-progress work. A constructive and safe environment to connect with other poetry writers. This is not intended as a reading or open mic.

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The Typewriter: Let's Workshop our Poetry...

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*** EVENTS WILL BE ONLINE-ONLY DURING THE COVID-19 PERIOD *** Online login details will be made available to the participants closer to each event. __________ ___________ __________ __________ __________ __________ This is a motivated, supportive group that provides a great space for feedback on your work (e.g. lines that stand out well or impede the flow). Often someone will read the piece aloud so the author can hear the rhythm and timing that is coming across. Please bring enough copies of the poetry you would like to work on (about 75% of the RSVP count for any meeting).

Oakland Typewriter Poetry Workshop (Online For Now)

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Hello Easy Bay Poetry Lovers, This is a poetry workshop for you! Our bi-monthly workshops will be online for now. When we can, we will move to an Oakland cafe near BART. If you've been to a Typewriter Poetry workshop in San Francisco, I will have the same approach in Oakland. We will workshop each poem in a respectful and encouraging manner. We're here to focus on constructive criticism in order to improve your poem. On average, we'll workshop each poem for 12 - 15 minutes. Feel free to bring in many different types of poetry, such as verse, prose, erasure or any other type of experimental poetry. As in San Francisco, I hope we can build a poetry community in Oakland. In this online format, poets have usually been putting their poems on Google Docs and then sharing a link with everyone in the workshop. You can also attach your poem as a Word doc or share your screen with your poem displayed. The advantage of Google Docs is that everyone can make comments all on one document. I’ll send everyone who RSVPs a Meetup message with the Zoom information. If you have any additional questions, feel free to email [masked].

The Typewriter: Let's Workshop our Poetry...

Online event

*** EVENTS WILL BE ONLINE-ONLY DURING THE COVID-19 PERIOD *** Online login details will be made available to the participants closer to each event. __________ ___________ __________ __________ __________ __________ This is a motivated, supportive group that provides a great space for feedback on your work (e.g. lines that stand out well or impede the flow). Often someone will read the piece aloud so the author can hear the rhythm and timing that is coming across. Please bring enough copies of the poetry you would like to work on (about 75% of the RSVP count for any meeting).

Oakland Typewriter Poetry Workshop (Online For Now)

Location visible to members

Hello Easy Bay Poetry Lovers, This is a poetry workshop for you! Our bi-monthly workshops will be online for now. When we can, we will move to an Oakland cafe near BART. If you've been to a Typewriter Poetry workshop in San Francisco, I will have the same approach in Oakland. We will workshop each poem in a respectful and encouraging manner. We're here to focus on constructive criticism in order to improve your poem. On average, we'll workshop each poem for 12 - 15 minutes. Feel free to bring in many different types of poetry, such as verse, prose, erasure or any other type of experimental poetry. As in San Francisco, I hope we can build a poetry community in Oakland. In this online format, poets have usually been putting their poems on Google Docs and then sharing a link with everyone in the workshop. You can also attach your poem as a Word doc or share your screen with your poem displayed. The advantage of Google Docs is that everyone can make comments all on one document. I’ll send everyone who RSVPs a Meetup message with the Zoom information. If you have any additional questions, feel free to email [masked].

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