Workshop Instruction

and Private Poetry Tutoring

for Adults


Karen has developed numerous

writing workshops:

The Motion of an Idea:

Moving Between Text and Image

Burchfield Penney Art Gallery

November 9, 2013

(with painter Minna Kempf)

Poets At Play

CG Jung Center

Fall Sessions planned for 2013

Our Absorbing Errand Workshop

CG Jung Center

4 week session beginning in October 2013

Healing and Community

The Art of Writing

Writing From the Body

Image and ‘Imag’ination

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo Venture

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff

Creative Writing for Teachers

Writing Aerobics for Adults

Artist Journals

Poetry Postcards:

The Art of Correspondence

  Developing Writers Groups

Charles Burchfield’s

“Heat Waves in a Swamp”

Transformation and Revelation

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Bread and Roses

Health Care Worker’s Union

Introduction to Creative Writing

(8 week sessions)

Teacher Workshop

re: Michael Goldberg Exhibition

University at Buffalo’s Anderson Gallery

Karen is a charismatic, vibrant force who helps her students draw on their own energy and creativity.  With her, so much seems possible. I found myself drawing, collaging and writing poems AFTER, as well as during her classes. Her wonderful array of quotes, images, art materials, and music infiltrated my brain! Karen creates a calm, yet exciting environment in which all her students feel seen, heard, and safe. In each session I took this year, Karen enabled the group to become a community who learned from not only her, but also from each other. We had a wonderful time TOGETHER. Karen is kind, smart, imaginative, responsive and a lot of FUN. What more could you want in a teacher  !                           CG, 2013

Karen is the finest poetry writing instructor I have ever had (and I have had a few!). She prepares meticulously for each class and for the series of classes.  We know where we are going at each point and feel challenged for each next class. She pulls into her curriculum an astonishing variety of sources. It is difficult to avoid being inspired in her classes. This particular class was fascinating as an inquiry into the nature of the human drive for healing, spiritual, emotional wounds as well as physical.   The wonderful poems the class created demonstrated the breadth of the inquiry.  Her method of reviewing class work is also exemplary. Karen is extremely kind, so people fee free to share and to be vulnerable. MORE CLASSES WITH KAREN, PLEASE!                  AR, 2013

Karen Lewis has been working with me for over two years as a writing tutor.  She has  inspired my writing and offered supportive critical response.  She is a wise, sensitive coach who succeeds in calling out one's best writing efforts. I would most enthusiastically recommend her work.       LD, 2012

Fall 2014 Workshop Schedule

C. G. Jung Center, Buffalo, NY


First Saturdays of the month

September 6

October 4

November 1

December 6


A four week workshop

on Tuesday evenings

October 7, 14, 21, 28

7 PM

Walk-ins are welcome

although pre-registration is preferred.

For more detailed workshop information, and to

pre-register for the workshop you are interested in,

please visit the Jung Center’s website.