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Writing Down the Demons with Deborah Miranda
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Workshop Description

How do we summon creative power in the face of our personal and/or global demons? How can we speak of beauty when our world seems full of loss, grief, climate change, and political turmoil? Thich Nhat Hanh says that the work of meditation is to transform “compost into flowers”; that is also the work of poetry. This generative workshop will help you to re-see your demons as a form of poetic compost. Writing poetry is a way for us to name, explore and re-shape our demons and use them to grow something beautiful, powerful, and healing. Through in-class writing exercises, reading and discussing sample poems, as well as the plain old blood, sweat and tears of revision, this workshop is structured to inspire as well as provide you with new tools to continue the work on your own afterwards. Please bring your favorite writing materials.


3-Hour Course

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All writers welcome; I will provide suggestions for adaptations as needed


Thursday, February 21

Dates and Times:

Thursday, February 21

from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM