Crafting Gratitude, Despite It All
About this event:
One of the difficulties creative writers are experiencing in the current unprecedented convergence of horrors both politically and related to the pandemic is the difficulty of writing with nuance and lyric effectiveness when reality feels so exaggerated.
In this workshop we’ll collectively examine examples available in contemporary (published) poetry and prose-writing where the author is able to create resonance with the current state of upheaval, loss, and/or oppressive socio-political forces and still convey gratitude and/or joy about being alive.
Then we’ll use what we uncover as inspiration for our own poems or prose writing to be shared with the group.
People are welcome to register for individual sessions or the whole series.
Funding for this event provided by the Nell B. Currie and Antoinette McNamara Fund.
About the presenter: Barbara Regenspan retired from full time research and teaching in social justice-focused teacher education in order to write poetry and pursue progressive community engagement. She has led the Cascadilla Writers' Group for four years and writes opinion pieces in response to local struggles that need more voice.