"This class was the best six weeks I gifted myself this year. Shira will open your heart and make you feel in touch with yourself in an honest and enlightening way. She'll give you the necessary tools to start unlocking your passions and believing in your creativity in a judge-free zone."
- Tanzanite Msola
" I've taken three courses with Shira and am signing up for my fourth. It's difficult to explain the power of her teaching. She is so versed in the nuances of the creative process, how to heal and nurture it. This is not only the creative process in terms of what one might want to write or paint, but spills over into the act of living.She will open your mind in ways you can't imagine. Her teaching style gets and affirms the longing soul in all of us. I can't stress enough her generosity of spirit. She has helped me find, refine, and accept the importance of writing and its healing power in my life."
- Caroline Stark
"I've had such fun - questioning my world, my heart... I've seen such amazing blooms. I've grown as a poet/person/body. This workshop is such a church to step inside of."
- Dalton Day
Shira takes a select number of online 1-on-1 students every year. She currently offers Individualized Workshop and Power Hour.
• Individualized Workshop focuses on developing your work over the course of 6 sessions (i.e. one hour, once a week, for 6 weeks). Together, you'll focus on generating new material, reading the greats, editing existing work, all while keeping experimentation, growth, possibility, and joy at the heart of the sessions. The course is great for manuscript-building; or, for beginners looking to devote more time to the craft. The course culminates in a portfolio of six poems.
• Power Hour is a one time editing session focusing on 1-3 of your poems, honing editing tools, and shaking up any creative blocks.
All sessions occur over the phone in a non-judgmental, excited community of two. Together, we pick a consistent day of the week and time that works for us. Email Shira for details.