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Generate New Writing
ONE Month on Tier 1
Craft and Editing
ONE Month on Tier 2

Want to Live the Writer's Life?

At The Poetry Salon, we help you achieve that goal. The first hard lesson is that learning to write isn't the same thing as being a writer. Living as a writer is an active process that requires inspiration, education, and feedback.

Being a writer is about developing ongoing, powerful writing habits. It's a rare person who can do that alone. We try and try, then beat ourselves up for falling short.

My Story

Founder Tresha Faye Haefner

For a long time I fought the urge to become a writer because I thought it wasn’t practical.

By the time I answered the call to write professionally, I was not sure how to pursue my goal. An MFA would run me $25,000 to $70,000. More soul-crushing loans. No thanks.

Instead, I studied in private workshops with amazing mentors. Short-term classes provided a short-term solution. You pay six or seven hundred dollars, write and learn and then... they end.


Tresha Faye Haefner - Founder

About The Poetry Salon Online

I founded The Poetry Salon in LA to provide the value of private classes and MFA programs that writers can afford. We run quarterly eight-week writing sessions, ongoing subscription classes for accountability, and special Sunday workshops for inspiration and support

We have innovated a structure that provides inspiration, education and ongoing support from skilled faciltators, award-winning writers and a tribe of fellow artists and friends, every week, indefinitely.

Writers are happier and healthier in a safe, supportive environment. We want to help you not only write your best work, but also have a positive, rewarding relationship with your creative self.

How it Works

My colleagues and I developed a system that will help you build consistent, ongoing productivity, and artistic growth. Every class is facilitated by award-winning authors who care about your artistic journey.

Below is the schedule of our Zoom classes. These meetings are there to become a part of your life. The schedule is designed to meet anyone's time demands, and you can participate in as many or as few as you need or want. No need to make an appointment or RSVP in advance - just link to Zoom when you're ready to write. Week in and week out we will be here.

Want to show up to all of them? Great. Need to take a month off to travel to Botswana? Just come back when you're ready. You also get access to our most helpful writing lessons, prompts and educational videos, which you can use anytime.

Member Benefits

We want Poetry Salon membership to be affordable to any writer who wants to develop their craft and improve their writing. Most dedicated private workshops will cost more than two or three hundred dollars every month.

All tiers start with a seven-day free trial!

Tier One - Generate New Writing

$34 per month

$170 for six months

This tier consists of four 90-minute writing sessions per week where you'll write for 20-30 minutes on a unique prompt. Then you'll be invited to share what you wrote. We do not critique, but offer props and positive feedback!

Prompts and Lessons

You get access to 60 poetry prompts from our book, Method and Mystery, plus new prompts to help you master basic writing concepts at every class.


All subscribing members get discounts on workshops with guest writers, and any other books, ecourses, and services from The Poetry Salon.

Tier Two - Craft and Editing

$49 per month

$249 for six months

In addition to all the benefits of tier one, tier two has access to two two-hour editing and feedback classes per week. Bring something in draft form, and receive feedback and constructive ideas how to improve the piece and your writing. 

Prompts and Lessons

Receive our "advanced" curriculum - a book-length set of discussions and sample poems that have helped writers more fully understand poetry and improve their writing. 


All subscribing members get discounts on workshops with guest writers, and any other books, ecourses, and services from The Poetry Salon.

About the Teacher

Tresha Faye Haefner

is an award-winning author, creativity coach and speaker. With a master’s degree in humanistic psychology, with a specialization in creativity studies, Tresha uses research-based methods to help others develop their most authentic creative abilities, as Founder of The Poetry Salon.

Tresha has studied with innovative poets such as Kim Addonizio, Ellen Bass, Brendan Constantine, Matthew Dickman, Jack Grapes, Suzanne Lummis, Naomi Shihab-Nye, and Kim Rosen. Her work has been published in journals, including BloodLotus, The Cincinnati Review Fourth River, Hunger Mountain, Pirene’s Fountain, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, and Rattle. She is the recipient of the 2011 Robert and Adele Schiff Poetry Prize, the 2011 Alien Sloth Sex Award, a 2015 and 2020 Pushcart nomination, and a 2019 Best of the Net nomination. She’s the author of two chapbooks, The Lone Breakable Night and Take This Longing from Finishing Line Press.

Currently Tresha lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her husband Allen Rubinstein, who writes about film and history for Cinema of the 70s magazine. She takes care of a quartet of very cute kitties.

Also Try Our Self-Paced Video Ecourse

How to Think Like a Poet

Our ecourse is nine units of poetry craft instruction designed to help you develop a mindset of poetic language and expression. Sign up to grow a perspective of beauty and meaning in your life, approaching the world around you with enhanced consciousness and expanded expression.