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July 2020

International Lamplight Residency

July 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - July 25, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Write On Door County, Online
Fish Creek, WI 54212

This opportunity is amazing: I have been writing every day, peeling into the layers of my memoir to uncover new connections. On the days I step away to work on something different, to take a break, even more connecting threads appear. Back to memoir-in-progress. At last it's cooking. A New International Residency for Writers The International Lamplight Residency is a collaborative project sponsored by Write On Door County in Wisconsin, and Varuna, The Writers' House in New South Wales, Australia.…

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January 2021

Practicing Poetry: Write New Poems in Winter 2021

January 13, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - March 24, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Woodlawn Library, Virtual classes
Wilmington, DE 19801 United States
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Free

“Practicing Poetry” begins January 13, 2021 for six online sessions through March 24th. The class will meet twice a month on Wednesday nights 5:00-6:30 pm eastern, over Zoom. Students can register for weekly sessions here to receive the login link. Please register for every Wednesday you wish to attend. Thanks to Delaware Libraries, registration is free! We welcome teens and adults, all levels, including beginners. In Practicing Poetry, we'll generate new poems from prompts and model poems. We'll read work…

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April 2021

Practicing Poetry: Writing into Spring

April 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - June 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Woodlawn Library, Virtual classes
Wilmington, DE 19801 United States
Free

     . . . from this yard I have been composing a great speech, that I write about myself, that it’s good to be a poet, that I look like the drawing of a house that was pencilled by a child, that curiously, I miss him and my mind is not upon the Pleaides, that I love the ocean and its foam against the sky                            …

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The Eye, the World and the Self: Ecopoetry

April 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Eastern Shore Writers Association Salisbury, MD United States
Free

                                                In the wren song of brief rain, what matters is that we instill the darkness with jade  --Arthur Sze, "The Angle of Reflection equals the Angle of Incidence" To write poetry is to believe in renewal, invigoration and regeneration. Can poetry heal the world? If the answer is 'yes,' then hope lies in each poet's insistence…

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June 2021

Gentle Now: Writing into Summer. A poetry writing class

June 7, 2021 @ 11:30 am - July 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806 United States
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$190 – $225

This is a virtual class held via Zoom. This poetry writing class, suitable for beginning and experienced writers, will take inspiration from the natural world. We will write, in other words, about our relationship to our worlds, and our responsibilities to each other. For example, we will read Juliana’s Spahr’s long poem “Gentle Now, Don’t Add to Heartache."   And we will read works of contemporary poets, and share selected visual art in the Delaware Art Museum’s collection. Participants will…

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October 2021

Harvest: Poetry Writing Class (4 virtual meetings)

October 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - October 27, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
Woodlawn Library, Virtual classes
Wilmington, DE 19801 United States

Class meets Wednesdays: October 6, October 13, October 20, October 27 from 5:00 to 6:30pm EDT. →REGISTER ←   In this four-week poetry class, we'll ask ourselves, "What is a successful harvest?" How have we gathered nourishment for our lives--food and water, material comfort, spiritual wealth, love--and how do we disperse that nourishment?   No, no, there is no going back. Less and less you are that possibility you were. More and more you have become those lives and deaths that…

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March 2022

Women’s Herstory Month Poetry Night (virtual)

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Woodlawn Library, Virtual classes
Wilmington, DE 19801 United States
Free

Women's Herstory Month Poetry Night Poetry night for Womxn's Herstory Month is Wednesday March 16 6:30 to 8:00 eastern on Zoom (register to receive a link) at the Woodlawn (DE) Library. Join us in a celebration of women artists. Local poets will share their work in an intimate gathering through Zoom. Listen to the work of five fabulous Delaware authors: JoAnn Balingit, former Poet Laureate, Devon Miller-Duggan, Maria Keane, Maria Masington, and Lindsey Warren. Be sure to look for their books…

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May 2022

Naming the Nameless: A Writing Retreat for Marginalized Voices

May 27 - May 30
Lazy L at Willow Creek Bed and Breakfast, 16061 Willow Creek Road
Lewes, DE 19958 United States
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Free – $750

“Your silence will not protect you.”― Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches "Naming the Nameless: A Writing Retreat for Marginalized Voices"  is for beginning writers and writers with previous experience. It's an opportunity for people who love to write and create in community. We'll share our stories. We'll give ourselves space and the tenderness it takes to be creative.  Your participation will lay a community foundation for widening circles of storytelling and cultural healing. This 4-day 3-night writing and…

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June 2022

Reading, and debut of Visual Poetry

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
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Free – $10

Award Winners XXII Opening Reception and Concert I will read a nonfiction excerpt from my hybrid genre memoir What Were the Names of the Trees? In addition, this opening reception at the Biggs Museum debuts my visual essay-poem "Don't Erase Me" and in collaboration with my sister, comic artist Maria Balingit, a graphic narrative version of my essay "The KFC." Writers, musicians, composers and visual artists participating in this event are recipients of the Delaware Division of the Arts 2022 fellowships.…

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Reading-performance

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Free

during the West Street Art Festival's 12 to 1pm line-up, with Traci Currie and Delaware women writers, participants in Naming the Nameless May 2022 writing retreat.   WHERE: At the 3rd Annual West Street Art Festival  (sponsored by The Delaware Contemporary, 200 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, 302.656.6466) WHEN: 11 AM TO 3 PM Sunday June 12 The CityFest Arts Work Performances will be emcee'd by Kaira Brown and Ameerah James. Program Director, Traci Currie. "This day of creative…

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