CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

I offer poetry writing workshops for adult groups and high school students, as well as individual coaching in several areas, often on the intersection of Poetry and Art.

Workshops generally include these ideas:

— The importance of noticing…
— Exercises with prompts for beginning the writing process to limber up sensory synapses
— Discussion: drafting then editing, editing, editing!
— Contemplation and close attention, on several levels, to personal reactions
— Sharing poems for constructive feedback
If ekphrastic focus, viewing various works of art by both well- and lesser known artists
— Discussion: how to examine a work of art initially
— All of the first five bulleted points above
— Finally, discussion: submitting work for publication to literary journals and magazines. Here, workshop participants who have been published can share ideas and experiences with those participants who are still seeking publication

For more information and for setting up a workshop and fees, please contact me at bmbblog2012@gmail.com
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Some Examples of My Offerings:

Philadelphia Writers’ Conference, Philadelphia PA
— Ekphrastic Poetry, Musings on Art, Wyndham Hotel, Phila., PA

Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA
— Seeing the Angel in the Marble, Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Phila., PA

Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA
— The Importance of Image in Poetry, (facilitated monthly by Joanne Leva, founder of the Montgomery County (PA) Poet Laureate Program)

Greystone Academy
— Ekphrastic Poetry — Painting, Sculpting, Making Music with Words, two-day workshop for high school students, Newtown, PA

Bucks County Community College, Newtown PA
Various workshops in Continuing Education for adults

Private Coaching and Editing for poets

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Past Workshops:

Heritage Creek Community Workshop, Warminster, PA
— Fiction, Memoir
Legacy Oaks Community Workshop, Warrington, PA
— Fiction, Memoir
New Hope-Solebury Community School, New Hope, PA
— Memoir