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Writing as Resiliency and Hope

Date: January 14, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

A Poetry Workshop with Darla Himeles

As we enter 2021, let us remember that through profound grief, fear, and frustration, we who remain in the world of the living, live. We persist. We learn to breathe and, hopefully, write in spite of losses, traumas, and life’s various spats and spites, its splits and sprints and splinters. Poetry enlivens our capacity for hope, wonder, emotion, and reflection in ways that can teach us about, or remind us of, our resiliency. Join Darla Himeles for a three-part poetry workshop in which we will study poems through the lens of resiliency, draft our own poems in response, and engage in a workshop-based revision process that will use a mix of intuitive and methodical approaches to help us transform our poems and, perhaps, ourselves.

Each Zoom meeting will be preceded by a 15-minute pre-recorded video lesson and writing prompt, which participants will receive via email one week in advance. Our meeting times will be divided between discussing published texts and workshopping/revising our poems.

Limited to 12 participants

Sponsored by Friends of Witherle

To register please contact Anne Romans at 326-4375 or afr@witherle.lib.me.us

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