Poetry Workshop in San Francisco
with Diane Frank, Chief Editor of Blue Light Press
If you've ever thought about meeting poets from the On-Line Workshop
in person, while enjoying four days in San Francisco, you are warmly
and joyfully invited to attend the Blue Light Press Summer Poetry
Workshop! The workshop combines a writing retreat with cultural
events including a hike in Muir Woods, a San Francisco Symphony
concert in the park, ethnic dining adventures, and poetry readings.
The workshop meets in my home, three blocks from the edge of the
continent and close to Golden Gate Park, with expansive ocean views
and beautiful sunsets.
We start in the evening on Friday, and meet four days, through
Monday. We begin with a meet and greet on Friday night, followed
by a Poetry Cello Harp performance (or some version of that, depending
on who's in town) and then an open mic so we can all hear each other
read. Those of you who are published are welcome to bring your books
for the Fireplace Bookstore.
includes workshops, poetics, the seed idea for the weekend, a writing
session, culinary adventures at local eateries, with the evening
free to explore San Francisco. For evening possibilities, I will
send a San Francisco Vacation Planner.
opens with free time for writing and walking at the beach, followed
by a workshop session. Then we'll carpool or take the streetcar
to a local park for a picnic and a free concert of the San Francisco
Symphony. We'll gather again in the evening for a workshop.
Monday includes a hike in Muir Woods (beautiful redwood forest
across the Golden Gate Bridge) or another beautiful hike in the
Bay Area, along with poetry events. The final poetry circle is in
the evening. All days have workshops, poetics, a writing session,
and culinary outings. Meals will be on your own; however, we will
provide snacks and an assortment of teas.
The cost of the Summer Workshop is $400. Enrollment is limited
and the workshop fills quickly. (Commitment date is June 1st; no
last-minute refunds aside from medical emergencies, which will be
considered on a case-by-case basis.) To reserve your place, please
Family and close friends who are poets and/or who love poetry are
welcome to enroll in the workshop. Family, partners, spouses, etc.
who are not taking the workshop will be welcome to all cultural,
food and hiking events, along with the opening night of the workshop.
See you in July in San Francisco!