The Micro Essay and the Prose Poem with Martha Grover & July Westhale

Sat, February 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Workshop Series at The Sou’wester

The Micro Essay and the Prose Poem with Martha Grover & July Westhale

July and Martha will lead students through reading and discussion of several selections of prose poetry and micro essays. We will create writing prompts based on the readings and discussion and students will generate new material based on the prompts. Students are encouraged to share as part of the class and we will provide comments. The goal is to produce a rough draft or a jumping off point for a new piece.

Martha Grover is an author, poet, artist and writing coach living in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of One More for the People (Perfect Day Publishing) and The End of My Career (Perfect Day Publishing). The End of My Career was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards in creative nonfiction in 2017. Her work has also appeared in numerous journals. She has been publishing her zine, Somnambulist, since 2003. 

July Westhale is a poet and essayist living in Oakland, CA. She is the author of Trailer Trash (winner of the 2016 Kore Press Book Award),  The Cavalcade (Finishing Line Press), and Occasionally Accurate Science (Nomadic Press). Her poems are published in numerous journals, magazines, and anthologies.

COST:  $30

BRING: Pen and paper or laptop and please bring a sack lunch and/or snack (hot tea and coffee provided).


All workshops are open to the public.

All Skill Levels Welcome.

This workshop is for adults. 10 students max.

RSVP via or 360-642-2542


(All are invited to readings and music with Martha Grover & others later in the day from 8pm-10pm in the Sou’wester Lodge. Free and open to the public.) Check for TBA details.


 The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644




This class is part of the Fall & Winter 2017/2018 Workshop Series at The Sou’wester. Visit to see the entire schedule of more than 28 artist-led workshops.

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