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The Work Poetry Workshop with Christopher Luna

  • Niche Wine Bar 1013 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660 USA (map)

“Well, while I’m here I’ll do the work — and what’s the work?

To ease the pain of living. Everything else, drunken dumbshow.”

― Allen Ginsberg, “Memory Gardens” (Fall of America, City Lights)

Join us on Saturday, October 12 for The Work, a monthly poetry writing workshop at Niche Wine Bar led by Christopher Luna.

Poetry encourages empathy and compassion, and sparks the shifts in consciousness which can lead to healing, personal growth, and an interest in fighting for progressive social change. I look forward to sharing my passion for poetry with you.

The Work is a drop-in poetry writing workshop for beginners as well as more experienced writers. We will read and discuss poetry, and write several new poems together from 11:30-2:00. Doors open at 11:15.

Niche is located at 1013 Main Street, right next door to The Kiggins Theatre, Vancouver’s landmark movie house in the Vancouver Arts District.

$20 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Bring a poem to share as a way of saying hello.

Shareable snacks are also welcome and very much appreciated.

If you are looking for writing coaching, editing/manuscript review, or information about poetry and memoir classes, send Christopher an email via

Note: The Work Saturday Edition takes place on the second Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted. There will be no Saturday afternoon workshop in September 2019. Upcoming Saturday workshops will take place on November 16 and December 14.

Note: The Work also takes place from 6-8:30 pm on the second and fourth Monday of every month, except where otherwise noted, at Angst Gallery (1015 Main Street, Vancouver). Upcoming Monday evening workshops will take place on October 28, November 25, and December 9.