Whether you’d like a jump start to get your creative practice moving, help with polishing and publishing individual poems, or help on a longer project, I’d love to work with you! <3
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Line level comments, suggestions for revision. This is offered as a “Get to know me” option for those new to my classes/working with me.
Trio of poems
Line level comments, suggestions for revision
Five to seven related poems
Line level comments, suggestions for revision, places which might welcome work along themes I notice in your work.
Specific market suggestions and weekly submission goals tailored to your project/audience. Help creating a sustainable submissions plan.
$100/wk* *You’ll choose how many weeks before we begin.
A Week of Bite Sized Prompts
Sent daily, along the theme of your choice, or un-themed – you pick!
Creativity Coaching – 8 Wks.
Weekly Zooms, weekly pairs of prompts on a theme of your choosing, midweek cheer leading/touch base email, with optional add on responses each week to what you’ve written.
Chapbook Manuscript Consultation (up to 30 pgs)
Close read. Line level comments including revision suggestions, re-ordering thoughts, ideas for expansion.
Chapbook Manuscript Consultation + Letter (up to 30 pgs)
Everything included in basic consultation, with additional 3-5 page letter exploring themes I notice, suggestions for places to submit it when it’s finished. This option also includes an hour long Zoom to go over the letter/wrap up.
Full Length Manuscript Consultation (50-75 pages)
Close read plus analysis. Some line level comments, plus a letter including revision suggestions, observations about patterns and themes I see emerging in the work, ideas for re-ordering/expansion, thoughts on the collection’s title if you have one (and ideas if you don’t), submission suggestions and thoughts on who you might approach for blurbs. This option also includes an hour long Zoom to go over the letter/wrap up.
I’d love to hear from you! If you’re not certain which option works best for you, or have an idea for how I could help you connect with your writing in a way not listed here, please email me!
“Robert Frost said, I am not a teacher, but an awakener. I have experienced this brand
of transformation as the student of Sarah Ann Winn. She not only chooses the perfect
materials to inspire poetry, but her prompts offer extraordinary challenges. She delves
into many mediums to spark imagination; her knowledge of literature, art, music, and
pop culture enhance the coursework immeasurably. I explored topics that I never would
have approached without her guidance, and her encouragement to go beyond the
ordinary pushed me to stretch and improve. Her feedback, constructive and honest,
enabled me to revise with direction. The amount of time she invested in my work left me
stunned and thankful. Aside from her stellar teaching skills, she is an empathetic person
who truly listens to understand. For anyone who wishes to abandon everyday writing
habits and awaken to new possibilities, I highly recommend seeking Sarah Ann Winn.”
– Dana Kinsey
“A class with Sarah reawakened my interest in reading and writing poetry. I have since taken four classes and two retreats with her and every time I feel the exciting rush of learning new things, making connections, and watching my writing develop. Sarah’s critiques and guidance have helped me hone my poems and become a better self-editor. She is a gifted “writing guide” who not only creates beautiful poetry but helps draw out the best in her participants. I am so thankful I found her.”
– Ariel Boswell