Writing Projects

ArtSpeak/From Page To Performance   Saturdays 1:30-4PM   4-5PM FPTP

On-line Google-meet  creative writing workshops with an opportunity to hone your oral performance skills.
This unique  calendar year Sept-June series introduces you to:
Writing and sharing in a welcoming forum
New and respected familiar  poetry forms 
Writing prompts and art that jump-start your work
Fosters diversity through suggested author’s readings
All Genres welcome    Ages 12 - 65 plus
New writers- seasoned writers
Donations Always Welcome
Bring your snack/drink to your computer/mobile device
Partially funded by Poets & Writers
 
For the full schedule of writing projects visit our calendar page, https://bluedoorartcenter.org/calendar-bdac
 
Fall  Dates 2020
Saturday             September   26*      1:30-5PM 
 
Saturdays  October       10       1:30-5PM
                   November   14       1:30-5PM
                   December    12       1:30-5PM

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