Creative Writing Workshops at the Sitting Room

with Terry Ehret

Sitting Room photo

Fall 2019
Sitting Room Poetry Workshops
with Terry Ehret

Contemporary American Women Poets 

Fridays, 9AM to noon
September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 8

$250 for 8 week session, plus $25 donation to the Sitting Room

This is the fourth in a series of reading and writing workshops focusing on the work of contemporary American Women poets. This workshop will give those who enjoy reading and writing poetry a chance to gather with like-minded folk to explore in depth poetic craft and form, and to take from this inspiration for our own writing.

For the first four weeks, we will focus on Kathleen Fraser, Louise Gluck, Camille Dungy, and Alison Luterman, devoting a class to each poet. Each of these classes will also include a writing exercise geared to the poems we are studying. During the second four weeks, participants will bring copies of their own poems for conversation and supportive critique.

The workshop is open to all writers, prose and poetry, beginning and experienced, male and female, young and old. Seating is limited to 12 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis; however, I will reserve two seats for those who are new to my Sitting Room workshops.

To reserve a space or find out more about these workshops, e-mail

$50 deposit required to hold your space. Send deposit check to
Terry Ehret, 924 Sunnyslope Road, Petaluma, CA 94952.



About the Workshop Leader

Terry Ehret was born in San Francisco in 1955. She received a BA from Stanford University in 1977, and an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 1984.

Ehret’s poetry, essays, stories and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and her poems have won several literary awards including the National Poetry Series, California Commonwealth Club Book Award, Nimrod/Hardman Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, and four Pushcart Prize nominations.

Ehret’s first collection of poems was a collaboration with poets Susan Herron Sibbet and Steve Gilmartin called Suspensions (White Mountain Press, 1990). Her full length collection of poems, Lost Body, was selected by Carolyn Kizer for publication with Copper Canyon Press for the National Poetry Series in 1993. In 1995 Protean Press published Travel/How We Go on Living, a letter press, limited edition chapbook. In that same year, her series of poems based on Picasso’s portraits of women took first place in the Pablo Neruda Poetry Competition, and was published in Nimrod’s Awards Issue. This series is also featured in her 2001 collection, Translations from the Human Language.

In 1999, Ehret co-founded Sixteen Rivers Press, a shared-work publishing collective for San Francisco Bay Area poets. From 2004-2006 she served as poet laureate of Sonoma County where lives and works as a creative writing teacher and manuscript consultant. Her collection of lyric and prose poems, Lucky Break (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2008) was nominated for awards by the Northern California Book Reviewers  and the Northern California Independent Book Sellers Associations. Her most recent collection, Night Sky Journey, was published by Kelly’s Cove Press in 2011.

For more information about her publications, workshops, and  readings, visit her websites.



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