I am hosting a poetry workshop at my house with Susan Wooldridge. I took one of her classes at ArtFest this past April and it was unbelievable! Everyone was so stunned that each of us could be so inspired to write!
Susan invites us into a realm where poetry is accessible, where poems are moments of discovery that often arrive unexpectedly. Susan has found that in a safe, free setting, surrounded with words, we can each write poems that express our soul and spirit—a playful, often profound and healing experience.
Together we bring forth a word pool. Next, we create images, practice close observation, begin to develop metaphor and gradually move into “dreamsense” where we explore who we are, where we come from and where we’re going.
Depending on the size, make-up and location of the workshop, we may walk silently in nature and gather objects, describe them metaphorically and learn what they have to tell us. We may create collages with found objects, words and photos and write a poem of gathering. We may write invocations, asking objects to bring us qualities we need. We may use guided imagery to take us to our childhood home, become an object in the center of the house and write from that perspective. We may meet with our shadow and write our shadow’s poem, which can be a moving and transformational experience.
Susan Wooldridge, 1991 Wild Oak Lane, Chico, Ca. 530-893-8808
When: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 10:00 – 4:00 with a lunch break
Where: Lorri Scott’s ~ Loma Prieta, Santa Cruz Mountains off Highway 17 between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz
Comments on poemcrazy workshops include:
Exhilarating, playful and profound. Opens a tremendous creative frontier for people. --Kathlyn Hendrix, author of Conscious Loving and The Conscious Heart.
I didn’t want to say goodbye to that day. --William, SED 5th grader, Chico.
I was amazed at how you were able to address each one's poetry with such grace, drawing us all out in our unique directions. Tonia Triebwasser, writer
Sitting and writing poems with Susan is like taking a lid off a jar. --Laura. Chico.
What she drew out of us in a brief period was astounding. Patrick Gleason, Ca. Reading and Lit Project Workshop.
If you are interested in attending please email me and I will send further info. firstname.lastname@example.org