A (Zoom) Evening of Poetry and Conversation with Holly Wren Spaulding
When: Thursday December 3rd, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom platform, your own home
How: Reserve your spot in the circle at email@example.com or
text/call 937-269-3024 (leaving name and email address)
Cost: Purchase of HWS's book (Familiars, Oct 2020) -- can be purchased here -- or $20
(virtual payment options available at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Join us for a delightful evening of listening into creative process, the quietly revolutionary power of words, and the shape&meaning that can come when deeply-listening women gather together.
About Holly and her poetic work in the world, from her website :
the practice of poetry cultivates a quality of presence that is grounded, attuned, & in many ways, quietly revolutionary.
to write well, we must pay attention to what’s really happening—inside of us, & in our world.
we must give shape and meaning to words & ideas, but we must also do a far more radical thing, which is to re-inhabit our senses, our bodies, our actual lives.
the practice of poetry involves listening to what’s said as well as what’s unsaid. it means slowing and getting quiet down enough to notice what’s hidden, or revealed, when we’re not distracted by other messages, including those that suggest that to be busy, is to be happy, or, to consume, is to be fulfilled.
ordinary moments begin to sing—with music, with meaning, with significance. don’t we all benefit, individually and collectively, when we apprehend more clearly the nature of what is? when our sense of one another & the world becomes more particular and nuanced?
as a result of these considerations, my teaching practice has evolved away from a primary focus on craft, toward a holistic approach that looks carefully at the creative process, & the many other factors that influence our ability to make our work real in the world.