Rekindling the Passion: A Writing Retreat For Activists
with Demetria Martinez
January 11, 2020
at Jules’ Poetry Playhouse – Placitas, NM
11 am – 5 pm (with lunch break and dinner) followed by fireside reading (until 10 pm or so)
$125 (sliding scale available)
All materials provided
REGISTER HERE: https://www.julesnyquist.com/catalog/item/1420675/10420515.htm
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Writing can be a spiritual practice that opens us to all kinds of insights and epiphanies that help nourish our vision for change. Through various writing and poetry prompts, we will explore questions such as what drew us to activism in the first place and what we need to do more of to sustain ourselves in our work. We will have a safe space and a community of like minds to encourage us on our unique paths.
You will leave with poems you’ve written, using samples from a range of activist-poets and ways of thinking about activism in today's changing world. I hope you will be renewed to continue to heal and take joy in our activist's journey.
Jules' Poetry Playhouse is 2.3 miles past I-25 towards Placitas, near the Homestead Lane shopping center. Directions sent upon registration.
Demetria Martinez is an author, activist, creativity coach and journalist based in New Mexico. For Martinez, writing and activism are ways to explore---and bridge—borders between people of different nations, languages, spiritualities and life experiences.
Martinez’s widely translated novel, Mother Tongue, about a new Mexico Chicana and her Salvadoran lover during the sanctuary movement. published by Ballantine in 1997, won a Western States Book Award for Fiction.