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Spring Series 2017: Finding Your Poetic Voice

  • January 25 · 6:00 PM
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Please join us for our Spring Series as we help you find and explore your poetic voice here at Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville.

In this series, we'll explore how poetry and poetic techniques can enrich your writing, infusing it with new ideas and themes...whether you write actual poems or just get more poetic in your daily writing practice. We'll look at a section of rich, juicy poems, and see how they might inspire our creative process. 

Our guest poet will be Alexa Mergen, poet, journalist, teacher, and yoga practitioner. You'll have a chance to meet her when she visits Jacksonville April 21-23, all the way from Harper's Ferry, West Virginia.

The Spring Series meets weekly on Wednesday nights for 12 weeks, from January 25 through April 12, 2017.

You don't have to be a professional writer to join in. Use this class to find out more about the amazing process used by thousands of women across the country to express their authentic selves through writing and community-building. We'll use prompts, poetry and prose to practice many different writing techniques.

WHEN: starting January 25, 2016, 6:30-9 p.m., through April 12.
WHERE: Riverside (1610 Osceola Street)
CLASS SIZE: Limited to 10 spaces.
FEE: $300 for the series (non-refundable unless cancelled two weeks before class); deposit of $75, balance due by first class.

“A circle of women may be the most powerful force known to humanity. If you have one, embrace it. If you need one, seek it. If you find one, for the love of all that is good and holy, Dive in. Hold on. Love it up. Get naked. Let them see you. Let them hold you. Let your reluctant tears fall. Let yourself rise fierce and love great. You will be changed. The very fabric of your Being will be altered by this. If you allow it. Please, allow it."

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  • Alice S.

    Enjoyed the group. I believe it will improve my ability to express myself through poetry in a well-thought-out program series.

    2 · January 26

    • Jennifer W.

      Wonderful to have you there, Alice!

      1 · January 26

  • Janessa

    Organized. Nurturing. Accepting. Warm

    3 · January 25

    • Jennifer W.

      Thank you, Janessa! What a pleasure to have you in this circle! I'm so glad you're there.

      1 · January 26

  • Bon Qui Qui B.

    Tonight's meeting was wonderful, I feel rejuvenated

    2 · January 25

    • Jennifer W.

      Ditto! Thank you for being there! You're a wonderful addition to our circle.

      1 · January 26

  • Jenny A

    New, beautiful voices in a familiar, warm space.:) Exciting!

    1 · January 26

    • Jennifer W.

      So glad to hear your voice in the circle again, Jenny!

      January 26

  • Amanda M.

    Is start time 6 or 6:30 Jen?

    January 20

    • Jennifer W.

      Normal time will be our usual 6:15 arrival and 6:30 circle start, but giving us a little extra time for the first class for registration.

      January 22

  • Melody M.

    Sadly, I don't get paid until next Wednesday. I hope there is still a spot left by then, unless that is wishful thinking. I am hoping to step out of my nonfiction prose comfort zone and learn if I have a poet's voice as well. Here's to being hopeful!

    January 17

    • Jennifer W.

      Melody, I can certainly hold a spot for you if you are sure you'd like to attend!

      January 17

  • EJ

    I really want to participate but I have a training session on Wednesday evenings! Argh. One day the planets will align...

    2 · December 21

    • Jennifer W.

      Too bad but I am SO glad to know you are becoming a Marie Kondo Consultant! I look forward to hearing how your new business brings more joy into people's lives!

      1 · December 22

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  • you can cancel at least 14 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: If you decide this course is not for you, 50% of your fee will be refunded after the first class.

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