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Brave Poets September 16 - October 27, 2018


Brave Poets

September 16 - October 27, 2018   

ONLINE with WEEKLY VIDEO CONFERENCING

In this 6-week poetry workshop, you will find an encouraging environment in which you can experiment with new forms, play with language and imagery, generate new material, and invigorate your writing practice. You will be inspired by readings--both prose and poetry--and discussions of craft, the poems of other workshop participants, and a variety of generative writing prompts to get you started. As a creative and supportive community, we will respond to each other’s work, offering feedback focusing on what works in our new poems and areas that could be strengthened with the goal of expanding your writing practice and creative community. 

You will also have access to, the Poet’s Parlor, an online discussion forum where you can share day-to-day experiences, reflections on your writing, what you are reading, and your inspirations and/or challenges.

During this 6-week writing workshop, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Share your writing and offer supportive feedback and encouragement to others.

  • Respond to multiple writing prompts each week to generate a robust new collection of writing.

  • Contribute to a forum where you can discuss your writing process, ask questions, share inspirations and challenges, and post relevant articles.

  • Participate in a safe, supportive creative community of writers.

  • Join in on weekly video conferencing sessions for check-ins, live discussion, and sharing your work.

WHO IS THIS GROUP FOR?

This group is suitable for those looking for a generous and supportive environment to learn about and express themselves through writing poetry.  We will celebrate everyone’s creative efforts, explore new poets and ways of expression, share our work (always optional), and generally encourage play and experimentation with language. This group is beneficial for poets of all levels of experience, storytellers, journalers, singers and songwriters, and other lyricist/performers who want to generate new material to use in their work.

GROUP FORMAT

This is an online workshop. Each week we will

  • discuss poem(s) written by a contemporary poet
  • generate new work inspired by a writing prompt/exercise, and
  • workshop our poems, offering feedback to others and sharing your own work.

You will also have the opportunity to interact in the Poet’s Parlor, a discussion forum where you can share day-to-day experiences, reflections on your writing, your practice and process, what you are reading, and your inspirations and/or challenges. Participants should expect to spend 2+ hour per week perusing readings, participating in discussions, engaging writing prompts, and responding to peers’ work.

From our interactions, we sustain a welcoming and inspiring community together. Through lively online discussions and responding to one another's queries and creativity we come to know one another and support one another as we find our voice, identity, and expression.

LOCATION

ONLINE with a VIDEO CONFERENCING session every Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm PST.

During this session, we will check-in with each other, discuss our challenges and inspirations, and share our writing if moved to do so.

SCHEDULE & PARTICIPANTS

  • Online information and forums available September 9 - October 21.
  • Video conferencing meetings to be Wednesdays 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24.
  • Space is limited to 10 participants.
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FEE

Fee is $225, $75 deposit to secure your spot. The balance of $150 due by 9/7.  Payments can be made using PayPal or sending a check via USPS. Please contact Liz appropriate email or for the mailing address at liz@abravespace.org.

Earlier Event: September 15
Wellspring Writers
Later Event: September 23
CATALYST: Writing in Community 9/23 - 11/4