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11/13 Haiku and Zen with Carol Moscrip

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Classes, Events | Comments Off on 11/13 Haiku and Zen with Carol Moscrip

The purpose of the class is to spark haiku writing from the confidence of knowing what a haiku is and what it is not. As writers, we will explore how Zen has affected the focus of haiku writing over centuries, but no adherence to Zen is necessary for the course. A working definition of haiku will be developed by looking at a variety of examples of this form in translation and in those written originally in English. There are 23 techniques for writing haiku, according...

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10/29 Healing the Inner Maiden: a Sacred Initiation into Womanhood with Lara Eisenberg

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Classes, Events | Comments Off on 10/29 Healing the Inner Maiden: a Sacred Initiation into Womanhood with Lara Eisenberg

For centuries, women have felt disregarded and devalued in regards to their bodies, needs and cycles of life.  Many traditional religions consider menstruation as unclean.  Girls and women all over the world report feeling dirty and embarrassed during the time of their menses. There was a time when women’s bodies and menstruation was honored and held sacred. And when a woman reached menopause, she was honored for her wisdom and the fruitful time she spends...

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10/15 Fall for Writing: Info on Individual Sessions

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Blog, Classes, Events, Fresh Ink, Inklings, Monthly Event, Readings & Special Events | Comments Off on 10/15 Fall for Writing: Info on Individual Sessions

October 15-16th:  All Day Conference.  Individual sessions are offered throughout both days.  Below you will find more information about the sessions.  You can buy a weekend pass and take up to 10 sessions (we have two rooms so there are usually 2 classes running at the same time) or you can pay for each session you want individually. More info on conference: click here Members  $25/session:  A la carte pricing for individual sessions (choose sessions...

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11/27 Short Story with Libby Flores

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Classes, Events | Comments Off on 11/27 Short Story with Libby Flores

Every writer wants to hook a reader with an engaging first line. When writing short short stories (less than twenty-five hundred words) it is even more critical to grab readers by the collar. We will examine the form by looking specifically at the beginning and ending lines of great stories, including, Lydia Davis, Rick Moody, Stuart Dybek and Jamaica Kincaid, and many others to examine what captivates and arrests our attention, and what resonates in a reader long...

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12/03 Poetry: The Naked Poem with Jess Brophy

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Classes, Events | Comments Off on 12/03 Poetry: The Naked Poem with Jess Brophy

Poetry for women writers is about stripping down to the bare, honest truth. In this workshop, we’ll look at female poets who dare to write naked poems—works that have the nerve to craft beauty about peeling potatoes, squeezing a pimple, or doing laundry. We’ll try out prompts that honor the seemingly mundane details of our lives and experiment with techniques to craft the intimate detail into something universal, something that makes our reader feel what we felt...

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