Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

We meet the final Wednesday of each month. Prompts of various kinds are offered. Participants are welcome to write a poem, some prose, explore something they’re already working on—wherever the prompt may take them. There will be time for those who’d like to share before we move on to the next prompt.

In honor of the Sierra Poetry Festival and National Poetry Month, well meet on the lovely deck at the home of poet and designer Beth C. Ford in Nevada City, overlooking Deer Creek.

Email sands@sandshall.com if you wish to attend, and we will send directions to the workshop location.

For those who cannot attend in person, we can send a link, and you may attend via Zoom.

Susan Wooldridge poetry workshop, Re-Dreaming with Words

Nevada City Winery, Thursday, April 28, 5 – 7 p.m.

Participants limited to 14.

Email jude27@sbcglobal.net to secure a spot.

In a Workshop called Re-Dreaming with Words, Susan will guide us through our present grief into remembering our deepest life-dreams and guide us in writing to recreate a new life-vision for ourselves and the larger world. First we will read poems, gather words, and create a wordpool. Next we’ll follow prompts that lead to deep remembering and a new dream-vision for our lives, using gathered words and images in quiet-time writing. We may then read our writing to each other (always optional).

Participants should bring a journal, paper, pen or pencil, and some scratch paper.

Susan Wooldridges books and workshops on the creative process help people of all ages begin to play with words and collage. Susan’s book poemcrazy (in its 32nd printing) was listed by Penguin/Random House as one the best books on writing. For over two decades, Poets & Writers has sponsored Susan’s workshops at more than 80 public libraries. Susan holds a B.A. in anthropology from Barnard College and an interdisciplinary Masters in Art and Writing from CSU Chico. Susan can often be found with her feet in a creek and a journal on her lap.www.susanwooldridge.com