Uptown Poetry Pop Ups and Workshops will offer hour long poetry classes. Each month we will feature a new form or genre of poem to learn in a workshop. Participants will also receive a downloadable guide or template for the form of poem featured in class to use for more poetry writing at home. We may hold Pop Up open free readings, and reserved Zoom group readings for folks who want to share poems by form, for examples Haiku or Haibun poets, Sonnet Writers, Sestina Writers, Break Beat hip hop poets and Lyric writers. This group welcomes all writers from the beginner to the professional. Writers retain all rights to their poems. Readers agree to be recorded by Uptown Poetry Pop Ups and Workshops which may share their readings on Youtube or other social media platforms. Recorded sessions may be edited. Most workshops are conducted in American English, but we are working on organizing workshops in Spanish and other languages. We are open to learners wherever you reside. True to the spirit of Chicago poetry, we celebrate lived experience in multicultural and multi ethnic diversity for people of any education. Participants will join in workshop classes and readings on Zoom or Google Classroom/Hang Out as long as COVID 19 restrictions are in place. The Meetup group welcomes announcements and shared work from its members that is about poetry.