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Intro to Poetry (virtual)

Tuesdays August 20th- September 17th

(4:00 pm PST - 5:45 pm PST) (7 pm - 8:45 pm EST)


Have you always had an interest in poetry but didn’t know where to start? Are you an avid poetry reader but have never delved into writing poetry of your own? Do you have a desire to take on a new creative pursuit? This introduction to poetry class is a great place to start. Through this 5-week course designed with beginners in mind, we will explore various forms of poetry, what makes something a poem, and how to begin to write poems of your own. Each week we will tackle new areas of poetic craft, such as image, voice, line, style, and music. Through a series of accessible writing prompts, discussions, and workshops we will open up the world of poetry.

Tech: Each session will be facilitated through Zoom. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, I would be happy to host a practice call with you before the first session.


Readings: All readings (craft essays and poems) will be sent weekly via email.


Cost: $200 for five weeks of workshop


I want this class to be accessible to all who would like to participate. If you’d like to sponsor a person in need, please contact me at

Registration: Please send any inquiries about the course through the registration box below. To register for the class fill out the box below and submit payment. 

Payment: To claim a spot in the class, you must pay the $200 fee before the first session via Paypal or Venmo



Venmo: @Melanie-Tafejian


Cancellations / Refunds: If you need to cancel, please let me know at least three days before the first class session, and I will refund your workshop fee. There are no refunds for cancellations after the first session. 



















Past Courses: 

The Power of Food Imagery in Poetry: A Virtual Generative Poetry Class

Poetry 2 with Redbud Writing Project

Intro to Poetry with Redbud Writing Project

Micro Fiction with Redbud Writing Project

Eco-Poetry with Redbud Writing Project 

Memoir 1 with Redbud Writing Project

Intro to Poetry 

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"The mind acts, the mind wills a poem, often against our own will; somehow this happens, somehow a poem gets written in the middle of a chaotic holiday party that has just run out of ice, and it’s your house." - Mary Ruefle, "On Beginnings" 

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