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Perfecting Line Breaks in Poetry 4-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts Thursday, January 25th, 2024
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Perfecting Line Breaks in Poetry 4-Week Zoom Workshop, Starts Thursday, January 25th, 2024

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Begins Thursday, January 25th, 2024

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The class will meet on Thursdays via Zoom from 3:00PM ET - 4:30PM ET.

Open to All writers!

Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower left) to talk with us.

This course is taught by Lynne Golodner, who has an MFA in Poetry from Goddard College and two published poetry collections (along with six nonfiction books and the novel, Woman of Valor, published in 2023). Lynne has a long career of writing for magazines, newspapers and literary journals.

Poetry can often feel like an inaccessible genre for writers who don’t understand why the poem looks the way it does on the page. While there is no “right or wrong” when it comes to the genre, there is wisdom behind line breaks and intent motivating the physical way a poet arranges a poem.

In this four-week Zoom course, we will discuss the role of the line break in poetry, study a variety of poets to understand their approach, and develop at least two poems with an eye toward how breaking the lines leads to greater meaning, beauty and engagement with the words.


  • Week 1: The role of line breaks in poetry
  • Week 2: Poetry as art form
  • Week 3: Form, structure & narrative arc
  • Week 4: The tiniest details that make or break a poem
  • Learn how poetic device is used in structuring a poem
  • Study the relationship between punctuation and line breaks
  • Look at the flow of a line’s beginning to its end and the lines before & after
  • Gain confidence in poetic structure
  • Understand the visual art of poetry in conjunction with its narrative arc

"Lynne holds the keys to the poetry queendom.  She is clear, kind, and sparks ideas like crazy.  I appreciate her best of all the poetry teachers I have had, including those at NYU where I majored in Poetry!" -Laurie M.

"I really enjoyed my first Writing Workshop! I was surprised to find a class so perfectly geared toward what I needed and my skill and comfort level. I had no idea though of the inspiration, community, and support I would get from taking it. Lynne created an incredibly safe space for the class to come together, feel inspired, learn about ourselves and the craft of writing, and most importantly, to get us writing. I enjoyed the readings, and haven't felt this inspired to write in a long time. Well worth the cost and the risk of trying something new." -Ali S.

“This class has become the best part of my week.” -Olivet J.

"I have loved being with you and the other students, and the assignments have been great. You are a fabulous teacher.” -R.C.

"This was the finest writing/self-care combo I've done so far and I am truly grateful. I felt freed up; there was a flow that truly excited me and inspired me to continue the writing. You are a terrific teacher.” -Beth L.

"If you ever wanted motivation and input on your writing, this is a great workshop! Has helped me tremendously! I never considered myself as a writer but maybe just maybe I am becoming one!" -Beth M.

“Lynne’s writing workshop develops a writers resilience and creativity. Lynne challenged me to go deeper in my writing - to think beyond the words to the roots of experience. My writing is becoming stronger and more purposeful, and I have a renewed sense of confidence as I write my first book." -AB

"The writers workshop helped me explore a part of my personality and interests that I hadn't yet allowed myself to dig into. I feel more connected to who I am as a writer as well as all the other wonderful writers who participated. One of my favorite aspects of the workshop was being in a safe space, sharing a variety of pieces with people of different backgrounds and perspectives. Not only have I learned more about myself and others, but I have been exposed to so many new genres and writing topics. Thanks, Lynne!" -JR

"This was my first experience with a writing workshop and writing all together. I had such a wonderful experience that I signed up for Lynne's next workshop. I did not expect to come away with so much confidence! Lynne and the group were nurturing and wonderful. This workshop is for all levels of writers" -SA

"Lynne is changing my life. She keeps me accountable to my vision, and her confidence in me makes a huge difference." -Noreen E.

"Thank you so much for the opportunity to be surrounded by such inspiring women with exquisite instruction.” -Emily P.

“Thank you for being so encouraging.” -Betsy C.

"Lynne's workshop has provided me with the opportunity to receive quality feedback and editorial expertise in response to the work that I have chosen to share with this great group of ladies" -MN


The class will meet on Thursday, January 25th, 2024 via Zoom from 3:00PM ET - 4:30PM ET.

You can pay for the course in full or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • The class will meet on Thursday, January 25th, 2024 via Zoom from 3:00PM ET - 4:30PM ET.

If you have questions, please us the Chat Button or contact us via email HERE.


Lynne Golodner is the author of nine books and thousands of articles as well as a marketing entrepreneur, writing coach and host of the Make Meaning Podcast.

After working as a journalist in New York and Washington, D.C., Lynne returned to her native Detroit to pursue a freelance writing career and teach writing. In 2007, she created Your People, a marketing and public relations company with a focus on storytelling that guides authors in building their brands and marketing their work. In 2023, Lynne founded Scotia Road Books, an independent publishing imprint for women over 40.

Lynne’s writing has appeared in 45th Parallel, Moment Magazine, Great Lakes Review, Saveur, the Chicago Tribune, Better Homes and Gardens, Midwest Living, the Detroit Free Press, Porridge Magazine, the Jewish Literary Journal, The Good Life Review, Hadassah Magazine, The Forward, Valiant Scribe, Story Unlikely, The Dillydoun Review, QuibbleLit, bioStories and YourTango, among many more publications. Plus, one of Lynne’s creative nonfiction essays was a finalist in the Annie Dillard Creative Nonfiction contest at Bellingham Review.

Lynne teaches writing around the world, leads writers retreats and facilitates The Writers Community. She fuses her marketing expertise with her writing background in webinars and masterminds focused on arming writers with the tools to market their work and build consistent author brands.

A former Fulbright Specialist, Lynne graduated from University of Michigan (BA, Communications/English) and Goddard College (MFA, Writing) and earned a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Wayne State University.

She is the mother of four young adults and lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan with her archivist-husband Dan.