Virtual Poetry Workshop

Last updated: February 27, 2023, at 10:04 a.m. PT

Originally published: September 30, 2020, at 9:38 a.m. PT

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Poetry is a wonderful way to convey emotions, share ideas, and entertain the audience all in one. Join a local Y member and widely-published poet, Terry Busch, to discover your creative writing side.

Learn about poetry styles, examine the use of poetics in poetry and prose-poems, and practice writing with guided prompts. Share your poems, or a favorite poem of another, and discuss the experience of discovering your creative writing side with the group.

This special workshop meets every other week on Zoom. Mark your calendars with upcoming dates! You can participate in every workshop or just drop-in for inspiration and writing prompts.

Upcoming Workshops

Poetry workshops are on the 2nd and 4th Fridays every month on Zoom. March workshops are from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Beginning with our workshop on April 28, the time shifts to 12:00 - 1:15 pm

  • March 10
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 12
  • May 26
  • June 9
  • June 23
  • July 14
  • July 28
  • August 11
  • August 25
  • September 8
  • September 22
  • October 13
  • October 27
  • November 10
  • November 24
  • December 8
  • December 22
  • January 12
  • January 26
  • February 9
  • February 23
  • March 8
  • March 22

No workshop on April 14. 

Second Friday Zoom Meeting Details

  • Link
  • Meeting ID: 926 1648 5391
  • Passcode: 750467

Fourth Friday Zoom Meeting Details

  • Link
  • Meeting ID: 952 3516 1154
  • Passcode: 161609

About Terry Busch

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Terry was born and raised in California and has been living in Washington since 2004. He started writing poetry in 1972 and self-published his first book of poetry titled Traces in 1981. Terry has worked as an editor and producer and has been published in many poetry quarterlies and anthologies. His recent publications include Almost Forever, Selected Poetry from 1972-2014, and Realms of the Heart, a collaboration with his wife, Shirlee. He regularly leads poetry groups at the Northshore Senior Center and has been the emcee for monthly readings at The Creekside in Woodinville and Tsuga Gallery in Bothell.


These workshops are offered as part of the Y's virtual Healthy Aging Series, you can find similar events in our What's Happening for Active Older Adults blog, too.


If you have questions about our Healthy Aging Series virtual classes, please email Heather Steele at



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