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 The Courage to Write 

The courage to write is the courage to connect. 

Mondays Jan 17- Feb 28 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Central time via Zoom

This 7 sessions workshop begins a journey to write and share those stories that are hard to write while in a brave, supportive space. We will generate material using a simple technique of spontaneous free writing. I offer craft tips to strengthen your authentic voice and make your story come alive on the page.  We then will focus on reflecting on our past from our present to move toward a healing story. Each session begins with a brief mindfulness practice to calm and focus and ends with a somatic practice to help regulate strong emotions. contact me 

$25 per session or discount of $140 for 7 sessions


Poetry to Set Your Heart on Fire

Unity Minneapolis: Thursday evenings 

June 2-30 

6:30 -8:30 PM Central inperson  

with Celebration Reading for Friends & Family 

on July 1st | 7:00 PM Central

featuring a special appearance by award-winning poet 

Michael Kleber-Diggs

registration required: details coming soon


Wisdom Ways: TBD in October

LEARN MORE

Handouts will be available of all material. 

All levels of experience welcome!


Bibliography

Michael Kleber-Diggs: Worldly Things (Milkweed Editions 2021)

Ross Gay: Catalogue of Unabashed Gratitude (University of Pittsburg Press 2020)

Natalie Diaz: Postcolonial Love Poem (Graywolf Press 2020)

Joy Harjo: A Map to the Next World (WW Norton 2000)

David Whyte: Pilgrim (Many Rivers Press 2014)

Jericho Brown: The Tradition (Copper Canyon Press 2020)

Ellen Bass: Like a Beggar (Copper Canyon Press 2014)










We’ll explore a carefully curated selection of dynamic accessible poetry written by contemporary poets such as Michael Kleber-Diggs, Ross Gay, Joy Harjo, Natalie Diaz, David Whyte, Jericho Brown, and Ellen Bass to inspire and uplift our hearts. We’ll read these poems aloud with performance poet Wendy Brown-Baez, discuss how they impact us, and then use them as templates to write our own poems of heartbreak and joy.


 This class culminates is a reading of our/their work to share the beauty of poetry to express our deepest self, friends and family invited, open to the public.