Community Building Art Works
They are offering a variety of online writing workshops, You can view the list by clicking the name above.
Founder, Voice & Vessel
"Hi there, friends, fellow writers, and creative spirits...As we slow down, shut things down, and do what's best to keep people healthy, I find myself with a mix of reactions. Sometimes it's easy to embrace the solitude. Sometimes there's the deep worry of what will happen next. Sometimes the social distancing feels more like a hold-your-breath-and-wait isolation. Writing is what brings me back to center. So I'm writing through this time, and I'd like to make space for us to write through it together. Beginning the week of March 16, I'm offering free, online pauses for writing that I'm calling the Hummingbird Sessions. These will be 15-minute, pop-up writing sessions on Zoom. I'll share writing prompts and creative grounding in each one to get the words flowing. Like a hummingbird, they'll buzz in just long enough for us to gather a little energy, a little sweetness to keep going. Sign up to get notified with the date and details for each session. They'll happen at various times to support different time zones, and I'll record them for those who can't join us live. I'm looking forward together through this time!"
Social/Distance Online Writing Retreat with Amanda Moore
"Poetry readings, book launches, and events have been called off to flatten the curve of COVID-19; sporting events have been cancelled or postponed, Broadway is closed, schools and university courses are being moved online, and we are all being urged to #StaytheFuckHome when we can (which sadly we all CAN’T). Can we really write poems at a time like this? Should we? I’m not sure, but I’m hoping to create a community space for it and see what happens—we all need art and poetry, and what better way to make it than together? Join me starting Monday, March 16th for an online writing retreat. Each day I’ll post a craft lecture or essay, a poem to read and reflect on, a prompt to inspire your own writing, and a journal where you can submit your work. There will be room for your responses, healthy discussions, and to promote work that isn’t getting heard in person while we’re distancing and missing out on book launches and readings. Let’s see if we can use poetry as a path to support, inspire, and help one another in this wild, confusing time. I’m open any way we can foster online community and poetry from our distant home bases—have ideas? Get in touch! See you Monday! I’ll be posting links to social media to make it easier to find your way back here and follow along."
Know of any others? Send me an email with the info and I will add it to this list! See more resources at Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing.
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