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Santa Fe has a mind-boggling number of great poets and writers, known and unknown. This group is a venue for them all. It is the central "bulletin board" for Santa Fe's poetry and prose scene.

As a member you'll receive announcements of book launches, workshops, close readings, poetry festivals, ekphrastic events, open mics, and lots of other activities involving poetry and prose.

People are always asking us what is going on around town and Meetup is a great venue to list the events and strengthen the poetry and writing community. If you know of an event that you don't see listed on here, let us know and we'll get it posted.

Upcoming events (5+)

“Write for your Life” A Winter Workshop for Cancer Patients and Survivors $

The workshop was inspiring, delightful, helpful, and healing – I am immensely thankful to have reawakened my writer-self! -- E.W. – Santa Fe “Write for your Life” A Winter Workshop for Cancer Patients and Survivors Write with other cancer patients/survivors and experience the healing power of writing in this small-group workshop based on the acclaimed Amherst Writers & Artists method. Six Thursdays: January 17, 24, 31, February 14, 21, 27 4 – 6:30 p.m. Write with others in a small group. Together we’ll foster a supportive community enabling you to write freely and go deep: writing in response to suggested prompts, building trust among the group and in your unique voice, receiving feedback on what's strong in your first-draft writing. If requested, we will also make time for manuscript review with balanced feedback. All are welcome: beginning and experienced writers alike. Joanne Brown has been leading Amherst Writers & Artists Workshops since 2012. She is a cancer survivor and a Master in Social Work. She worked as a writer in the corporate world for 25 years and now devotes time to reading, writing and publishing poetry, and to the magic of writing with others. We meet in a comfortable home less than a mile from the Santa Fe Plaza. Healthy snacks provided. Six weeks: $180. For information about Amherst Writers & Artists: amherstwriters.org. Questions? / Register:[masked] or [masked]

Barbara Robidoux with Miriam Sagan

Op. cit. books

Barbara Robidoux with Miriam Sagan Rescheduled from the 13th due to snow. Due to weather we’ve rescheduled the book launch and reading set for today at OpCit to next Sunday Jan20th at 2pm OpCit books.

Georgia Santa Maria and Merimée Moffitt Poetry Reading

http://www.teatroparaguas.org/georgia-santa-maria-and-merime-moffitt Not sure of the starting time of this event. Teatro Paraguas presents a poetry reading with Georgia Santa Maria and Merimée Moffitt WHAT: Georgia Santa Maria and Merimée Moffitt Poetry Reading WHEN: Sunday, January 27, 2019 WHERE: Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie info: teatroparaguas.org;[masked] Two long time New Mexico residents, Georgia Santa Maria and Meriméa Moffit, read original poetry about their lives and experiences in the Land of Enchantment. Georgia is currently working on The Miami, NM Hippie Mommy Cookbook, about her life on a ranch in Miami, New Mexico in the ‘70s and 80’s, and a book about her experiences running her great-grandfather’s “Abercrombie Store” in Anton Chico, New Mexico. a cookbook aka story of her life on the ranch in Miami, NM.. She will also read from her book, Dowsing, that won the Lummox Press chapbook prize in 2017. She has been an active participant in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe Poetry Communities, reading as a featured poet regularly at open-mikes, and publishing in Malpais Review, Adobe Walls, Mas Tequila Review, and others. Her book of poetry, Lichen Kisses, was published last April, and includes some of her photographs. She says about her work, “Writing is like stopping to take a photograph: a capture of the moment. An instant of thought or feeling. . . It is a way of leaving my footprints on the Universe. To share with others the basic experience of living – what it is to be alive.” Merimee Moffitt arrived in El Rito, New Mexico, in 1970 in a big shiny green Chrysler full of Vietnam vets, two dogs, their pot dealer, and another girl. She then lived in a cabin south of Vallecitos in the Ortega Mountains and a year later in Taos where her first job was teaching all the school kids from northern NM how to swim at the newly opened Taos community pool. Many of her first experiences in NM are chronicled in her book of poems Making Little Edens and in her memoir Free Love, Free Fall: Scenes from the West Coast Sixties (also stories of NM). She earned her BA and MA in English from UNM, taught for 22 years in grades 8 through CNM (community college) and has been widely published in local and national journals and reviews. Merimee is editing and adding to a collection of vignettes written by her younger brother before he died at the age of 49 during the height of the AIDS epidemic. She will also read some new poems and from her other books. contact: Argos MacCallum [masked][masked]

Renewal & Wholeness Winter Retreat w/Jeff Hood based on Parker Palmer's work $

During Winter, almost all the plants we see go to sleep. Underground, they do the hidden preparation necessary to make a tender spring rebirth possible. — Judith Handelsman Facilitated by Jeff Hood, MA Counseling, Southwestern College This retreat is based on the work of Parker Palmer, author of The Courage to Teach and A Hidden Wholeness. Friday February 1, 6 - 9 pm. Saturday February 2, 9 - 5 pm. Early Registration until January 18, $95. Late Registration, $120. To register or for more information contact Jeff [masked][masked] What Is This Work? Our work together in this group is based on the philosophy and beliefs of Parker J. Palmer and the work that he calls formation. Parker says that without denying or abandoning the outer world, we must reclaim the reality and power of our inner lives. Formation assumes that each of us has an “inner teacher” who has a continuing capacity for discernment. In Parker’s book, A Hidden Wholeness, he writes about the importance of being in a circle of trust to better hear one’s inner teacher. Formation work is in part the process of creating a quiet, focused, and disciplined space in which the noise within us – and the noise around us – can subside, and the voice of the inner teacher can be heard. Key principles of this work include: · Formation work is about the identity and integrity of the individual. · Each person has access to an inner source of truth, named in various wisdom traditions as soul, spirit, or heart, a source that can be accessed to guide the work we do, but that is often neglected in professional education and service training. · We can create open and trustworthy spaces in which people can listen for and speak their own truth without fear and listen to the truth of others without rushing to judgment, fully respecting the confidentiality of what is said. In this trustworthy space, we stay in relationship with one another, neither trying to fix one another nor ignore one another. · Through the use of metaphorical materials – poems, stories, the various arts media – we can live into the deeper questions of meaning and purpose that arise in our work and in us. · We can create a space for a respectful, evocative, and yet challenging communal inquiry about the inner dimensions of our work that will not only affirm us, but stretch us and may even at times correct or change our course, since one of the many paradoxes of this work is that inner work can only be done alone – and yet we can do together in community what we sometimes cannot do alone. Surprisingly, that includes hearing our own “inner teachers.” - Sally Z. Hare and Caryl Hurtig-Casbon

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NY poet George Wallace reads at Teatro Paraguas

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