Community Writing Project

This is an ongoing project partially sponsored by Poets and Writers.

Writing and Sharing helps us communicate and stay connected.

Blue Door Art Center is one of many centers to close for the safety of our community.

BDAC is open in spirit and virtually.

 

 

Round #4

Write and send:

  • paragraphs
  • a drawing and write to it
  • musings
  • letters
  • free-writes

Poet-in-residence Golda Solomon offers to create ‘cento’ poems from your musings.

From the Latin word for "patchwork," the cento (or collage poem) is a poetic form composed entirely of lines from poems by other poets.( poets.org )

As a variation of this form around since Virgil and Homer (personally, I never dated either of these dudes), lines and phrases from your postings will make super group poems.

Let’s create Community Centos

I strongly believe that we are all artists, we are all writers, we are all poets. I have worked with the Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking technique of *free-writing” and “focus free-writing” for many years. I call it ‘first draft writing.' It jump starts your creativity with no restraints:

  • Do not read back what you have written ( Promise)
  • Do not worry about spelling, grammar, punctuation, run-on sentences, ’good English'
  • Changing subjects and going to another planet are good.

It’s like writing a letter from your unconscious to the world- putting down on paper your thoughts,feelings, wishes.

A couple of prompts if you like: Today I…….. I woke up and thought…… Dear ___________, I dreamed………. Hope to hear from you,

Sincerely, Golda Solomon

All entries must be typed in an email. Send your musings to: gs@goldajazz.com Your entry will be combined with other to create a community work.


 

Read VOLUME 1 HERE

Read VOLUME #2/#3 HERE