20 January 2011

Poetry Workshop for Women - The Practice of Poetry: A Spring Writing Workshop (Ohio)

Post date: 20 January 2011
Dates: 8 March - 3 May 2011

Bi-weekly and weekly workshops for women interested in writing as a Spiritual and Creative Practice beginning Tuesday, March 8.

Grailville’s Spring Poetry Workshop for Women will be held bi-weekly Tuesday evenings, March 8 – May 3, 2011 from 7:00- 9:00 pm. Optional craft workshops are also available on alternate Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm

The Practice of Poetry is based on the belief that all the things that make good poetry—paying attention to the interaction of our inner lives and the outer world, making time for reflection, nurturing supportive relationships, honest assessment of what works and what doesn’t, careful discernment as to what we keep and what we let go—are also the things that keep us healthy and whole.

Each bi-weekly workshop session includes instruction in the art and craft of poetry, writing time and opportunities for participants to share what thy have written. Sessions provide opportunities for writing and sharing with other women as well as guidance in the art and craft of poetry. The optional Poetry Craft Sessions held on alternate Tuesdays are opportunities to give and receive constructive feedback on poems.

What other women have said:

o “I really enjoy the classes. I like the variety and the suggestions and writing times to play with creativity.”
o “I appreciate most the loving kindness of the group.”
o “I have felt growth in my willingness to “re-vision” poems from the content and feedback I received in the session.”
o “I have found contentment with my poetry classes and retreats at Grailville and will keep them a priority in my life.”

Led by Grailville co-director and poet Pauletta Hansel, MFA, the author of two collections of poetry, Divining (WovenWord Press) and First Person Dos Madres Press), The Practice of Poetry helps us find new meaning in our experiences, and make room for both inspiration and careful discernment in our spiritual and creative lives. Other Practice of Poetry offerings are listed in our program guide here.

The Practice of Poetry: A Writing Workshop is held bi-weekly at Grailville, 932 O’Bannonville Road, Loveland, OH. Tuition is $115 for the bi-weekly series. Tuition for the series as a weekly program (i.e., including the craft sessions) is $175. Reservation with nonrefundable deposit is required. Limited scholarships may be available.

To register click here or contact 513-683-2340.

If you would like to apply for a program scholarship you can click here to download the application form. The form may be printed and completed by hand, or copied and pasted into a Word file.

More information here.
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