Please note: This calendar shows activities organized or sponsored by the PNA (including the Greenwood Senior Center). It does not include activities organized by other community members, groups, or businesses renting space at the centers.
Writing, and Changing, Our Lives
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday January 26, 2021
Two sessions: Jan 19 & Jan 26
The poet Rilke tells us that we must change our lives, but what does that mean? How can our writing–poetry and/or prose–help us reflect on what has come before, and also meet the mystery of what is to come, in our own lives as well as in human and natural history? We will read poems and short prose–work that engages, welcomes, and resists these moments of change in our lives and in the wider public sphere. And we’ll respond by creating poems and prose pieces, playing with form and structure in order to summon and deepen images, moments and narratives, to awaken our own sense of adventure and possibility, and to find our way in mind and heart, even in these turbulent and uncertain times. Instructor Carolyne Wright is a teacher, a Pushcart Prize winner, and an author of nine poetry books, five volumes of poetry in translation from Spanish and Bengali, and a book of essays. A 2020-2021 Fulbright Scholar Award will take her back to Bahia after the worldwide CoVid-19 travel advisory is lifted. Register: [email protected]. This workshop is sponsored by Poets and Writers.