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January 2020

Writing Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

January 19, 2020 - January 28, 2020

Mount San Angelo is the best in the winter. I am going to hole up and organize newly-written parts of my memoir.   A great tree Fellow Mid-Atlantic writers, composers and artists, especially fellow Delaware creatives, consider applying to VCCA for a MAAF Creative Fellowship. Deadlines are January 15, May 15 or September 15 for residencies and and fellowships. I completed my two chapbooks while in residency at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. I finished poems in Words…

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March 2020

AWP Conference Panel with State Poets Laureate of Color

March 5, 2020 @ 3:20 pm - 4:30 pm
Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Rm214A
San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
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Washington poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna Oregon poet laureate Elizabeth Woody Carmen Tafolla, inaugural poet laureate of San Antonio Local Arts Advocacy in 2020 and Beyond! I will join award-winning writers Claudia Castro Luna , Carmen Tafolla and Elizabeth Woody on a panel at AWP 2020 to talk about poetry and civic engagement. State poets laureate attempt to bring poetry into the town hall, so to speak, across their communities. Why get people involved with poetry? The hope is that…

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Baltimore CityLit Festival, Panel on Residencies

March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201 United States Minor Outlying Islands
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Free
17th annual CityLit Festival

The 17th Annual CityLit Festival takes place on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Baltimore’s award-winning, day-long festival is a literary celebration for readers & writers. It is a free event. This year the festival returns to its original location, the central Enoch Pratt Free Library, a longtime partner.   Cynthia Bond reads at CityLit Festival  credit: CityLitProject.org   The event is designed to inspire and motivate the writer in everyone. The festival features premier authors you may or may not know,…

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I’m staying home. Can’t wait to see you again.

March 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - August 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Home DE 19711 United States + Google Map

 Meanwhile, be safe and check back. Say Hi on Twitter or Facebook. I am curating a list of my favorite write-ins, salons, podcasts and streaming events that have lifted me up during the great shut-in. I'll post stuff here and there, and let you know when I am hosting an event.

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June 2020

Tell Your Story: Online writing class. June 15. July 13. August 10.

June 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - August 10, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
Woodlawn Library, Virtual classes
Wilmington, DE 19801 United States
Free

  June 15, July 13, August 10th. 7:00pm - 8:30 pm. Hosted by The Woodlawn Library, New Castle County (DE) Libraries. Online writing class. All levels. Register here.        Contact me for Zoom Link  

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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 @ 5:00 pm - March 24 @ 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 @ 5:00 pm - June 23 @ 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 @ 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 @ 11:30 am - July 19 @ 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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