Thank you, to everyone who attended Poets Network & Exchange’s Saturday Writing Workshop with Executive Director Lorraine Currelley. Thank you, for sharing your incredible work.
It’s amazing how we can plan an event and the event takes on a life of its own. Ours was an intimate gathering of writers. Writers representing various genres poetry, non fiction, journalism, and fiction. Novelist W.D. Moore shared an excerpt from “Journey Back When” her new novel. Sandra Robinson shared poetry from her soon to be published book of poems. Our youngest participant , tens year old shared an overview of upcoming projects. Our prompts birthed a children’s story and a number of essays. Woot! Woot!
Participants elected to workshop works in progress, work on performance presentation and prompts. Special thank you to author W.D. Moore for providing great quotes for our prompts. I’m inspired by the support, generousity, constructive feedback and the quality of the work shared.
A little about our brilliant youngest participant. She captured our attention with her ability to articulate her thoughts verbally with clarity and maturity on the written page. Stereotypically one would make the assumption she’s a product of a private school. To the contrary, she attends public school, has owned a library card practically from birth, spends a great deal of her time at the library and reading at home. She’s also exposed to many creative, educational and cultural activities. I believe it is important for us to highlight and support our children as well as the wonderful and positive things our children are participating in. It is important to share information and support parents as a united community in providing opportunity for our youth.
Poets Network & Exchange is a safe, supportive and welcoming space, all are welcome!
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