Workshop Testimonials

“I really enjoyed my time in Sarah’s workshop. I love the poems that she picked for discussion. She created such a comfortable environment for all of us. I felt totally at ease participating and reading my poem, which I might not have done under other circumstances. Her workshop was very energizing!” –Elizabeth Schwebel Wind

“It has been tremendously helpful working with Sarah. Her workshops are such a boost to my creativity and my writing. She’s got a keen sense of how to improve a piece and how to help bring out a writer’s voice. I recommend her workshops highly.” –Val Ciptak Viera

“Sarah Stern is a gifted poet, an inspiring teacher, and a talented communicator. A student of her poetry class, I gained a new appreciation of the art form, improved my writing skills, and came away with four original poems. Sarah is one of those rare individuals who can excel at a craft and teach it as well. Sarah is a total pro—professional, warm and a joy to work with.” –Teri Scheinzeit

“Sarah’s teaching and prompting make for such a safe place where we can all find our voice.” –Ruth Obernbreit

“Sarah Stern is a fantastic teacher. I so enjoy studying and writing poetry under her guidance.” –Marie Fochios

“What a wonderful experience this has been, being a student in Sarah’s poetry workshop. I’ve written poetry most of my life, but Sarah inspires poetry that has taken me down new paths.  She creates an environment that is safe and encourages daring.  She balances the study of other poets with discussing our own poems and making them better.  Last but not insignificant is the fact that she is a delightful and supportive person. I look forward to her next workshop.” –Ellen Azorin