Content Tagged ‘writing prompts’

Words of Praise, words of loss: Writing class Fall 2020

“Writing Creativity.” Fall 2020, six-session writing class. For information click here. To register free, click here. Wednesdays September 2 and 16; October 7 and 21; November 4 and 18 at 5pm EDT.

I am really looking forward to six evenings of writing together with with folks. Take some time to sit and honor your thoughts, your inner life. You might journal, begin a letter, describe some amazing thing you saw today,  or write a few words in a loved one’s memory.

We begin the 90-minute class by checking in. Then I’ll share an excerpt from a poem or essay or story. We will talk about a technique the author uses in that piece.

Guinea fowl in a barn. Rindge, New Hampshire

And then we will write from a prompt. I like to time our writing bursts. Having a time limit somehow encourages the mind to relax. That’s good for the …

Imagine Your Story: Online writing class begins June 15

What’s Your Story? Our world needs your voice. Tell your story! This online three-part writing class for all levels is sponsored by New Castle County Libraries (Delaware) and hosted by The Woodlawn Library. We will read model paragraphs each week to get us started. Examples will come from memoirs, essays and poems. We will write together in short sessions from prompts, to explore memories from which to shape your story. We’ll talk about how writers intensify language. There will be time to share our words. June 15, July 13 and August 10th 7:00 – 8:30 pm. 

Free, All levels welcome, Registration required.  

Your story matters. Write your story. Share your voice.

 

 

 

 

 

Residency and workshop at Write On Door County writing retreat

JoAnn will teach a workshop in revision while in residence at Write On Door County writers center and writing retreat.

Reading: official launch of More Challenges for the Delusional

I am participating in anthology reading at gallery space, The Rectangle, in Orange, NJ. My poem, “In the Stirrups,” came out of a postcard prompt Peter Murphy gave on Sunday morning during the Getaway in 2014.

More Challenges for the Delusional!

I am so honored to have that weekend’s poem delusion here alongside poems and a few stories by esteemed Annual Poetry and Prose Getaway participants and instructors! 

Prose writers and poets will read from More Challenges for the Delusional (Diode Press, 2018). Come help celebrate the collection and contributors.

Poets Ona Gritz and Daniel Simpson edited this volume of prompts by Peter Murphy “and the writing they inspired.”

Take a listen: 

Contributor Marcia LeBeau hosts the launch at The Rectangle. (You can listen to her “Letter to Myself at Eighty” from the anthology in this Painted Bride Quarterly podcast) .