People Writing Through Fall :: Your Voice
~ Poetry repairs the broken world
a new writing group
Focus and nurture your creative work this Fall.
November 5-Dec. 3.
(no class thanksgiving).
Thursday eves, 6-7:30.
Six people limit. (We’ll begin together).
$80 for each four week session.
Find your writing voice.
Find a different kind of knowing each other, through your writing life.
Each week you’ll read, write and share work from the previous week’s prompt.
- be introduced to new authors, forms, poems, stories, essays and prose pieces.
- receive writing prompts geared to you.
- share what you’ve written.
- listen to original work from the group members.
- develop a writing practice.
- join friends in making stuff up.
Light slants differently and the virus, and the struggles, and violence and our new learning. So— be gentle, don’t you think?
Begin with a word, then another, another. Go with the stream of it and then you’ve made something that is you and no one else. Pause. Write it again. Listen and read. And your writing grows, this way, influenced by what you hear from the class and your own sensibilities. Go to a place you saw someone suffer and put your poem there (a secret healing).
In other words, We can accept the world’s invitation to write as well as give it back(an exchange).
This morning’s writing practice:
thin film of ice on dog’s water this morning
is so quiet I can hear a mouse in the walls
now I hear a siren
so quiet I can hear the slight film of water
over closed eyes
and I say easy, go easy
make it a day
where your backstones soften.
(The poem is a thing– with a small weight to it
like picking up something, a stone, a jewel
and when you put it down the day is different).
this group emphasizes the practice of writing and doesn’t include feedback or critique.
No drop ins. No refunds.
Send directly through your paypal account or write Katharine to reserve your spot.