Upcoming Workshop:

Not the News!
A Creative Writing Workshop at Folktale Winery
Meets 5 times, beginning April 30th
Sundays 2-4:30pm
Cost: $375

Not the News! Writing Workshop
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Come Write at Folktale Winery in Carmel, CA


William Carlos Williams said, “It is difficult to get the news from poems…” Yes. Precisely! Let’s take a media break—turn off our phones, our televisions and turn our attention to a form that illuminates the power of language and human experience. For a few hours each Sunday we’ll gather among the vines and barrels at Folktale Winery to read great poems by contemporary writers. We will take our time to “feast on the word” as we listen to a poem’s music or notice the nature of its careful unfolding, and learn how to appreciate a writer’s use of language as a path toward insight and artfulness. Companion writing assignments aim to deepen engagement and spark inspiration for your own work (you are welcome to write in whatever genre calls to you). We will share these drafts and offer supportive feedback in the spirit of encouragement and collaboration. Come be a part of the conversation, and feel welcome to stay after class to enjoy a glass of wine by the fire as the sun goes down. This course is open to anyone with an interest in writing (beginners and prose writers welcome!). **You must register to reserve your spot in the class! 

Instructor Bio:

Sara Michas-Martin has taught creative writing for the University of Michigan, Stanford UniversityGoddard College, the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and  as a writer-in-the-schools. She is the author of Gray Matter, winner of the Poets Out Loud Prize and a recipient of a Wallace Stegner fellowship, as well as fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center and the Bread Loaf and Squaw Valley Writers’ conferences. Her essays and poems have appeared in the American Poetry Review, The Believer, Best New Poets, Cura, FIELD, Harvard Review, Threepenny Review and elsewhere.


  • Please note this is a small workshop (limited 15 adults).
  • You must register to hold a seat in the class. 
  • **Tuition Assistance Available** Please email michasmartin@gmail.com for how to apply. 
  • If you register but are not able to attend the class please notify the instructor as soon as possible for a full refund.
  • Refunds will not be given after April 30th, 2017.
  •  Any other questions? Contact: michasmartin@gmail.com