Workshops can be tailored to the needs of the participants.
That being said, the general format I follow begins with a short warm-up exercise to play with language and get our minds on topic. After the warm-up, we read 1-3 poems/poets, exploring them for craft as well as our own emotional responses. We move from the poems into writing prompts and writing time. Then, the group re-convenes to share writing or process as each individual wishes; there is no obligation to do so. Unless the writer is interested in particular feedback or requests no feedback, those with something to offer about what was shared speak briefly on something they appreciated about what they heard. As we all understand the writing is fresh and unfinished, the focus is not on critique.
SOBI (Small Observances, Big Ideas) workshops are ongoing and run in six-week blocks that take place weekly in two-hour sessions. Groups range from 4-7 people. Sliding scale $170-230 payable via check, Venmo (@kathrynpetruccelli) or Paypal. Class runs 8:30pm-10:30pm EST. Next session will run September 20 -October 25, 2021. Write me at montereybound AT gmail DOT com to reserve your spot. For shorter-run workshops check out the Poetry is Not a Luxury Series below.
Online Writing Workshops (my teaching approach).