People Writing Poems ::
People Writing Poems :: Into Winter
Monday Eves: 6-8:30
-November 11-December 16, 2019
As we slide into Winter the invitation is to weave seen and unseen worlds. As you look over your shoulder and stretch your fingers back what do you first see? What happened a moment ago when you closed the lid, opened the jar? Where are you from? Where did you go? Where are the edges of memory? Where are the places you cannot go? Write a cottonwood tree’s memory, a black and white TV, your fingers, this moss-covered rock. Memories insist or float into the fore-front (though you wanted to write about something else). You’ll write, listen, read, stir the river, shift the sands.
poetry. prose. hybrid. word collage. braided essay. the elements. before you were born. (after you died). secrets. your address. voices. the material (world) poems. map poems. I remember poems.
Writing poems is a way to sort out your moving days. Writing allows you to access personal rhythms, images, your voice and be touched by the poem itself. In return, the poem influences your mornings, afternoons, nights.
In this writing group each week you’ll receive prompts and write. You’ll share last week’s writing (or current project). You’ll read poets who write in different forms, leaning toward women writers, poets of color, and poets who stir your heart. You’ll receive weekly individual written feedback and reading suggestions from Katharine.
This poetry writing workshop is a gentle way to celebrate and share writing. The group can serve as sanctuary in these, our times.
~ read poetry (and be read to)
~ write poems as a practice
~ journey poems, list poems, small poems, place poems, found poems, haiku, hybrid, writing without looking. . .
~ weekly written editing & feedback about your poems
~ weekly poetry writing assignments
~ share your work
~ receive personal suggestions about poets and forms
~ see the worlds through a poet’s eye
~ bloom creativity
~ join friends in making stuff up
~ have tea and a little snack
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