Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Creative Writing Weekend and Book Arts Class

Kelly Falzone (a friend) is an awarding-winning poet and teaching artist. This weekend she will be offering a workshop at Art & Soul on creative writing and book making. If you have an interest and the opportunity, I highly recommend the workshop.

From Poet People:
Kelly’s poetry has appeared in Clackamas Literary Review, Poets On:, Squaw Valley Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, The Journal of Poetry Therapy, and the anthologies: Essential Love, Not Your Mama’s Cookbook, and Afterwords: writing on grief and loss. Kelly’s work has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize, was a semi-finalist in the “Discovery”/The Nation contest, and has been awarded prizes and recognition from the Tennessee Writers Alliance, the Knoxville Writers Guild, and the Chester H. Jones Foundation. Recent theatre projects showcasing her work have included Nashville Actors’ Bridge Ensemble’s New Works Lab, and Green Room Projects’ Conjure Women. She regularly appears with spoken-word artists Ami Mattison and Minton Sparks, and has read her work at festivals such as the Southern Festival of Books and Ladyfest South. A member of both the Key West Writers Workshop and The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Kelly has studied under the guidance of such master poets as: Sharon Olds, Lucille Clifton, Gerald Stern, Tom Sleigh, Brenda Hillman and Kate Daniels.

To read some of Kelly’s poems click here.

Creative Writing Weekend and Book Arts class
The Deep Dive
taught by Kelly Falzone

Plunge in head first!

Writing is a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual practice which provides an incredible opportunity to dive down into the unconscious and hear the voice of the Soul. Spread out over three days, and facilitated by award-winning poet and teaching artist Kelly Falzone, this workshop will be an invigorating weekend of exploration and experimentation. Through prompts and creative play, you will learn how to more easily ignore your internal editor, tap into the unconscious, and follow your writing to its depths. Participants will have an opportunity to share drafts in an encouraging circle, and leave the workshop inspired, with a bagful of new ideas and resources. Sharing aloud is always optional and no prior workshop experience is necessary. All writing levels welcome. Class limited to six to twelve participants.

Students should bring notebook, water bottle, and a sack lunch on Saturday.

Time & Date
September 23, 24, 25
Friday 5:30 - 8:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm; Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm

$165 (Co-op $140)

Registration Deadline
Friday, September 16

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mythopolis said...

That looks interesting and it would also be interesting to hear or read some of the work that comes out of it.

Shrinky said...

Wish I lived closer! I have always promised myself a few days away to attend some writing workshops - alas, I suspect it'll be a few years yet before I will ever make that come true.