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New Class Starts Oct. 6 - Around the Campfire: Nurturing Your Poetic Voice

Hello, there!

I hope this newsletter finds you well and in the flow of your writing. I have been busy developing some exciting new online classes and other offerings to bring us together to inspire and support each other in our writing practice and goals.

I am currently launching Around the Campfire: Nurturing Your Poetic Voice. I was inspired to create this class after reading an interview with poet Kamilah Aisha Moon who said, “Through poetry, we can transform ourselves and change others as we sit around each other’s poems like campfires for warmth and sustenance.” This 6-week online class is intended exactly for that: to come together around the campfire in creative community, to learn, to write, to nurture our poetic voices, and support each other along the way.

Around the Campfire: Nurturing Your Poetic Voice starts October 6 and runs through November 16. Key features of the class include:

  • opportunities to connect with the group in password protected online discussion forums

  • personalized feedback and support in the small group environment limited to 8 participants

  • weekly video conference meetings to share your work, ask questions, and offer support

If you are interested in joining this class, I encourage you to register for it soon due to the limited number of participants. Early registration before September 1 is $290 and regular registration after that date is $325.

I continue to offer two self-paced classes, Cultivating Our Voices: Writing Our Lives offered on my website, as well as Narratives of Self & Society: Writing Life Stories for Change offered through the Transformative Language Arts Network. The self-guided format of these courses offers convenience and ease as you move through the units without any time pressure allowing you to freely engage the writing prompts in ways that are authentic to you and your creative process. See below for a few more details as well as upcoming events and our featured poetry book of the month!

I also invite you to connect with me and our writing community on social media and at the various events noted on the calendar. In the meantime, you can find some writing inspiration on the blog!

Wishing you all the best,

Liz Burke-Cravens, EdD

Upcoming Class Starts October 6!

Around the Campfire: Nurturing Your Poetic Voice is a 6-week class that runs October 6 through November 16, 2019 offering a place for you to learn techniques and strategies as well as the peace of mind of sharing your work in a safe and supportive group.

Each week we will focus on a different theme, respond to the various writing prompts, and enjoy the selected readings and multimedia resources.

Early registration by September 1 -$290 Regular registration - $325

New Self-Paced Class

In this self-paced class, Cultivating Our Voices: Writing Our Lives, I help you develop a greater understanding of your writer voice and insights about yourself and experience.

The more numerous self-reflective and creative prompts will inspire a robust new body of writing in any genre you choose to work with!

Registration: $129

Use discount code WRITE20 for 20% off through August 31

Ongoing Self-Paced Class

This self-paced online course, offered through the Transformative Language Arts Network, will continue to be available through January 31, 2020!

Take your time going through the 10-unit course that guides you in a step-by-step process of personal and social inquiry for the purpose of generating compelling life stories for social change.