The Art of the Chapbook II – Workshop

Chapbooks are an art and a craft. The format is increasingly popular in the indie lit world and a calling card for many respected poets. In this course, we will finish manuscripts for publication in chapbook form that are “market ready.” This six-week workshop will focus on student manuscripts in progress, offering in-class revision prompts, guided group feedback, and individual consultations with the facilitator.

This class is perfect for writers who already have six to twelve poems and may only need to generate a few new pieces to complete a chapbook.  By workshop’s end, manuscripts will be polished and ready for market, complete with necessary title pages, table of contents, and acknowledgments.


January 17, 2021 - February 21, 2021


10:30 am - 1:30 pm



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Paul Corman-Roberts


Paul Corman-Roberts

Paul Corman-Roberts has coached many successful poets to publication, from chapbooks to singular poems to full-length collections. He is the author of four chapbooks and two full-length collections of prose poetry, including Bone Moon Palace from Nomadic Press in 2020. He is a four-time nominee for Pushcart, Best of the Web, and Northern California Book Award. He is an MA/MFA Graduate of the New College of California Poetics program where he studied with David Meltzer, Genny Lim, and Neeli Cherkovski. In addition to teaching at SF Creative Writing Institute, he also teaches workshops for the Older Writer’s Lab at the San Francisco Public Library and works in the Oakland Unified School District. He was a founder of the Beast Crawl Literary Festival in Oakland, California.