Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry

July 2-August 13, 2015 6 Thursdays 6:30-9 pm

Xianna Michaels will be teaching a six-week class in The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry®, beginning in July at Designing Letters in Mar Vista, LA.

POSTPONED will reschedule soon. 
This is not your English teacher’s poetry! This is not your art teacher’s line and design. The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry® is the process of word and art bubbling up from the inner reaches of your own soul to guide you toward transformation.
Experience the joy of forging words and drawings into unexpected , evocative verse. Whether you seek connection with your Higher Self, healing, clarification of dilemmas, or the sheer delight of self- expression, this accessible, intuitive process will lead you to your personal gold. In this workshop you will write, draw, ask questions of yourself and watch answers emerge . You will have the opportunity to share and strengthen your work in the comfortable, confidential cocoon of the small workshop.
You will create beautiful poem-mandalas that can be used as personal meditation tools as well as shared as calli- graphic works of art. You will also learn to use the Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry (R) process as a daily meditative practice, a lifelong means of adding joy, depth, inner calm and spiritual connection to your life.
The class is open to all adults – no background in poetry or art is necessary. It will consist of a series of six work- shops to be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:00 pm. The schedule is as follows: July 2nd, July 9th, July 23rd, July 30th, August 6th, and August 13th, with the possibility of August 20 th in the event of a cancellation.   The cost for all six workshops is $225.
Space is limited! To sign up, email For questions, contact Xianna Michaels at
Xianna@XiannaMichaels .com.
Designing Letters Studio 4032 Marcasel Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066
July 2-August 13, 2015 Thursdays 6:30-9 pm 

Xianna Michaels is a poet, novelist, artist, teacher and publisher.
She holds a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics and was a high school teacher for many years. She now creates and teaches poetry, art and verse fairly tales. She is the creator of The Alchemy of Illuminated Poetry® process as well as the Xoem™ verse form.


She is the author of the children’s book Mindel and the Misfit Dragons and the founder of Alcabal Press, LLC. She lives in the San Fer- nando Valley in a lovely, old hacienda.