Category Archives: Writing Workshops and Classes

Give Yourself the Gift of Writing (TODAY)

Hello Fellow Artists and Writers,

Join me today for a Drop-in Poetry Writing Workshop via Zoom from 12:00pm to 1:00pm ET. Feel free to attend drop in or out as your schedule permits.

Each week we will read and briefly discuss a sample poem (or two) before responding to a writing prompt/suggestion. There with time left to share for those who wish to, though sharing is not required.

A suggested goodwill donation of $10.00 helps greatly. Payment options are Venmo or PayPal.

This week’s Zoom details:

Lisa Hase-Jackson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Drop-in Poetry Writing Workshop
Time: Oct 22, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 833 6236 6228
Passcode: 358709
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Drop-in and Write Thursday, October 22

Drop-in Poetry Writing Workshop: Drop in via Zoom for a poetry writing workshop from 12:00pm to 1:00pm Eastern every Thursday from Oct. 15, to Nov. 19.

Each week we will briefly study a sample poem (or two) before responding to a writing prompt. Participants are welcome to drop in or out at any time.

Suggested donation is $10.00 per class via Venmo or PayPal.

This week’s Zoom details are:

Topic: Drop-in Poetry Writing Workshop
Time: Oct 22, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83362366228?pwd=aXlBWk1jcUVPbDZ4ZFZjdk9NM2NjZz09

Meeting ID: 833 6236 6228
Passcode: 358709
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,83362366228#,,,,,,0#,,358709# US (New York)
+13017158592,,83362366228#,,,,,,0#,,358709# US (Germantown)

Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 833 6236 6228
Passcode: 358709
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdF2HLc2qD

Start Where You Are Yoga and Memoir Workshop: Write, Heal, Transform

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Enjoy this weekly Zoom class meeting from 6:30-8:30pm Thursdays in September for 4 weeks (September 3, 10, 17, & 24). Get all the benefits of a home practice with the support of professional instructors Jessica Merritt and Lisa Hase-Jackson as well as fellow yogi/writers. Participants will be led through a 30 minute yoga series followed by a memoir writing exercise and instruction. Stay centered AND start or make progress on your memoir this September and feel good doing it. The cost for this class is $199. We recommend reserving a spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Fees can be paid through PayPal to zingarapoet. Include a note stating that your are registering for the Yoga and Memoir workshop.

Jessica Merritt, owner and founder of MindBody Health & Healing, LLC located in Charleston, SC., is a Certified Holistic Health and Wellness Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Reiki level 1. She believes in supporting the body’s natural ability to heal through movement, breath, and energy work. Her goal is to bring awareness to natural health and she specializes in providing 1:1 sessions in a therapeutic setting. Jessica has studied health sciences, psychology, human performance, and the mind-body connection for 9 years. She was a college athlete where she played for Team USA in the World University Games in 2013. With a passion for health & well-being and personal growth & development, Jessica created her business with an aspiration for deep healing and self-growth.

Lisa M. Hase-Jackson is author of Flint and Fire, winner of the 2019 Hilary Tham Capital Collection Series prize. She holds an MFA in poetry from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and a MA in English from Kansas State University. She has taught poetry and creative writing classes in colleges and community settings for over ten years. She believes good writing comes from self-knowledge and a consistent practice that grows from a sense of authenticity rather than from rigid, external pressures and expectations.

For questions, send email to LisaHaseJackson@gmail.com

Online Writing Workshops to Begin August 1

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Whether you want to add a little structure to your writing practice or just want to spend time with other writers and gain perspective on your process during the pandemic, these workshops are for you!

Poetry Workshop: twice-monthly online poetry workshop via Zoom for the low cost of $15.00 per workshop (or pay for all 6 workshops in advance for $72.00). The next session will run from August 1 to October 17th  (August 1, August 15, September 5, September 9, October 3, and October 17) from 10:00am to noon Eastern on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Each workshop will include a writing exercise or prompt with time to discuss works-in-progress and the writing life. Workshop drafts will be due one week before workshop so others can read and consider. Our format will call for a discussion of the writer’s goals rather than a critique or line by line edit. We want to consider the work as a whole and as part of the poet’s larger collection or aesthetic and to generally deepen our relationship with poetry.

Advanced Poetry Workshop: a six-week advanced poetry workshop and study group from September 8 to October 13 which will meet on Tuesdays from 8:30pm – 10:30pm Eastern via Zoom with email and Google doc supplements. Each week we will discuss select chapters from “Why Poetry” by Matthew Zapruder, “Madness, Rack and Honey” by Mary Ruefle, and “The Flexible Lyric” by Ellen Bryant Voigt, particularly in terms of whether or not they affect our relationship with poetry, our sense of craft, or our revision process. Some weeks we will focus on generating new work and other weeks we will focus on works-in-progress and/or revision. Participants will be expected to have their own copies of the books. Some supplemental material may be provided. The cost for this class is $120.

Memoir: Start Where You Are Yoga and Memoir Workshop: Write, Heal, Transform Join me and yoga instructor Jessica Merritt via Zoom from 6:30-8:30pm Thursdays in September for 4 weeks (September 3, 10, 17, & 24). Get all the benefits of a home practice with the support of professional instructors Jessica Merritt and Lisa Hase-Jackson and fellow yogi/writers. Participants will be led through a 30 minute yoga series followed by memoir writing exercises and instruction. Stay centered AND start or make progress on your memoir this September and feel good doing it. The cost for this class is $199. We recommend reserving a spot with a $50 non-refundable deposit.

A full list of online workshops available here: Writing Workshops for Fall