Nests- How to weave a poem

It’s spring and the birds are building nests. Join us for a workshop on the craft of weaving a poem out of materials from our lives. In an supportive circle of new and seasoned poets, we’ll explore and experiment. We will read examples of powerful poetry and write in response to these. Each class will include a Rite using meditation and visualization prompting a spillage of words to serve as raw materials to build the poem. We will also share and give nourishing feedback on poems in process.


When: 6 Fridays from 12 October-16 November from 9:30-12:30

Where: New Brighton

Tuition: $190 DP members- $170


Facilitator—Laura Jan Shore is the author of the historical novel, The Sacred Moon Tree and poetry collections, Breathworks and Water over Stone, which won IP Picks Best Poetry 2011. She has taught creative writing and poetry classes and mentored writers for 37 years. President of Dangerously Poetic Press, she has co-edited 13 poetry collections. At work on her MFA in Poetry, Laura is eager to share fresh processes and discoveries.


Limited enrolment so please contact Laura at

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* If you are unable to attend a day class, let me know and I will consider giving an evening class as well.