Slow North

Saturday 4.1 | Intro to Poetry Writing

$ 50.00

Join us for an afternoon Intro to Poetry Writing workshop at Slow North's shop featuring local author and poetry instructor Hollie Hardy. Hollie will share and discuss a selection of poems and offer multiple writing prompts and techniques to help you connect to your senses, get inspired, and get your pen in motion. Participants will have time to write and share new work in a relaxed, supportive environment. Return home with a deeper sense of community, a handful of new poems and some fresh ideas for getting on the page. All levels welcome.

After purchasing tickets, you and any accompanying guests will be required to sign our Public Workshop Policies and Release of Liability + Media Form. To preview these documents, click here.


Hollie Hardy is a poet, educator, and award-winning author of How to Take a Bullet, And Other Survival Poems (Punk Hostage Press, 2014). She holds an MFA in Poetry from San Francisco State University, hosts the long-running monthly reading series Saturday Night Special, a Virtual Open Mic, and has a decade of experience teaching a variety of original poetry workshops online and in person—from generative to revision, contemporary poets, craft of poetry, experimental forms, love poems, and more—for poets of all levels, from beginners to experienced authors looking for inspiration, accountability, encouragement, new techniques, deep discussion, a supportive writing community, generous feedback, and publication. She lives in Austin. Learn more at

Included in this Workshop:

  • Materials: packet of poems and writing prompts
  • 2 ½ hours of guided practice from a local professional
  • Beverages
  • Please bring: notebook or journal for writing poems and pen or pencil; if you prefer to write on a laptop you are welcome to bring one, but it’s not required

Workshop details:

  • Date: Saturday, April 1st
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
    • Please arrive at least 5 minutes early to review and sign our Public Workshop Policies and Release of Liability + Media Form
  • Location: 2700 W Anderson Ln #410, Austin, TX (between Madam Mam's and Epoch Coffee)
  • Free parking is available in the lot out front
  • Ages 13+
  • 10% off your entire in-store purchase (valid day of workshop only)

Refund policy:

Workshop tickets are non-refundable except in case of workshop cancellation. We do not accept any reschedule/refund requests less than 48 hours in advance. With at least 48 hours advance notice, we may be able to reschedule your ticket for another workshop, but we cannot guarantee this option as it depends on ticket availability.

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