New "Half and Half" Location for March! Awesome People, Exciting Poetry!

  • March 22, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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Poets, writers and other spoken word artists are invited to join us on the Fourth Saturday of Every Month for Half and Half Saturday, a monthly writers workshop, followed by an open mic poetry reading.


The Writers Workshop

“No rights, no wrongs, just lessons…” – Ise Lyfe

The semi-structured writers workshop will meet from 10:30am - 11:45am and be facilitated by DCPP organizers, members and other special guests.

The workshop focuses on Creation, Communication, Connection and Awareness. These categories are united to develop personal meaning in the writing process. Personal meaning has been defined as “Having a purpose in life, having a sense of direction, a sense of order and a reason for existence” (Reker, 1997). The workshop strongly emphasizes process over final product.

Reference
Reker, G. T. (1997). Personal meaning, optimism, and choice: Existential predictors of depression in community and institutional elderly. The Gerontologist, 37, 709-716.

The Open Mic Poetry Reading

"Metaphorically Screaming!"

The open mic for all begins at 12:00 p.m. The doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 11:45 am. So please come to share or just to listen and have fun! Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your time on the mic to three minutes. The open mic will go for as long as we have participants or until 1:30pm. The program will regularly feature local, regional and national poets.

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You may come to both or choose the portion that best suits your needs. The entire program is free of charge and will be held in the large meeting room in the Tenley Town/Friendship Library.

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"Half and Half" Reviews

"First time reading, very warm and inviting group. I was in a great mood all day. I look forward to next month"

"It was a great meet up, I can't wait for the next one. =) In the mean time, peace, love, and poetry lol"

"The Half and Half meetup was crazy sick! Omg! These poets are truly on fire! From rhythmic sounds of poetic syncopation to the calming and grounding words of prose.....I can't get enough! Oh and hats off to our facilitators.... fabulous job!"

"Awesome!!!"

"The wisdom, the eloquence, the magic, the creativity, the revelations, the strength, the vulnerability, the emotions, the courage, the gifts given from above, the existential moments, the power, and the bonding of kindred spirits that met today was beyond belief!"

For additional information, please call Michael @[masked]

Library Phone: (202)[masked]
http://www.dclibrary.org/tenley

 

 

 

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  • Miss K.

    Sarita, I am. Thanks.

    2 · March 23, 2014

  • Miss K.

    Sorry I didn't make it. I'm sure it was great !

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Michael Anthony I.

    Wow! Today was great! We were in a new space, and initially (for me) it was quite scary, but I knew that my DCPP family would not allow me to give way to fear. You always push me to be my very best, and I thank all of you for your support and encouragement of my facilitation efforts. I also thank all of you for being open to trying new and different learning modalities. Your unwavering willingness to continually step into the poetic unknown and move beyond personal comfort zones has been a marvel to witness. I look forward to every Half & Half event. To Cherrie and LM, it was great to meet both of you and I hope you will join us again. WE HAVE FUN! Last, but not least, thanks for the surprise birthday cake and card. Your kindness and thoughtfulness made the morning even more special. So, until next time, thank you and take care.

    2 · March 22, 2014

  • Mary

    Bummer. I have a conference to go to on that day. I'm looking forward to being with you again soon. Seems like a long time.

    March 16, 2014

    • Michael Anthony I.

      Mary, you are always with us in spirit. Until we see you again take care!

      March 22, 2014

  • Deneen W.

    Unfortunately I will be working this Saturday in Alexandria training for a new position. I will see you all next month.

    March 19, 2014

    • Marianne S.

      Good luck with your new position, Deneen!

      1 · March 20, 2014

    • Michael Anthony I.

      Deneen, congratulations on the new position. See you soon!

      March 22, 2014

  • LM

    Anyone know what the parking is like near the library?

    March 21, 2014

    • Michael Anthony I.

      LM. it was great to meet you. I'll always remember the words "Mutual delusion!"

      2 · March 22, 2014

  • Sarita B.

    Though I was looking so very forward to coming, I'm really sad that I will have to miss this one... I'll look forward to seeing everyone at the next one.

    March 22, 2014

  • Marianne S.

    Ethan and I had a grand time seeing everyone. :) The visual prompt was fun. I haven't drawn in such a long time!

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Angela R.

    I had the best time. Met new friends and saw old friends. As always, thank you 1/2 & 1/2 for an inspiring morning!!! Hugs and kisses

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Miss K.

    Not feeling that well but will try to make the 2nd half.

    March 22, 2014

  • Michael Anthony I.

    Hello LM, metered street parking will be available, as well as parking at Whole Foods (if you purchase something) CVS and BestBuy. Hopefully this helps. I look forward to meeting you.

    1 · March 21, 2014

    • LM

      Thanks, planning to come for the 2nd part, won't be able to make the first half.

      1 · March 21, 2014

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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