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One of my favorite tricks (if trick is the right word) that poets do really well is shifting the perspective of an old story we think we know, and showing us something entirely new! Here’s a new way to look at Eve — fierce, powerful, free!
Wearing nothing but snakeskin
boots, I blazed a footpath, the first
radical road out of that old kingdom
toward a new unknown.
When I came to those great flaming gates
of burning gold,
I stood alone in terror at the threshold
between Paradise and Earth.
There I heard a mysterious echo:
my own voice
singing to me from across the forbidden
side. I shook awake—
at once alive in a blaze of green fire.
Let it be known: I did not fall from grace.
If you’re feeling stuck, or want to expand your writing mind, stretch your writing muscles, why not try retelling one of the ur stories of your particular culture? Take the leap!
Hello Accokeek Women Writers Group and Women’s Pages Readers,
I wanted to pass this along as a bit of good news. My two books have been included in our National Women Veterans Speaker’s Bureau’s Women’s History Month special pack. A very interesting idea brought about by the two co-founder women veterans. Here’s the link to the press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/military/womenveterans/prweb12518332.htm
Writers, the folks behind WordPress are launching a free poetry course. I’ve participated in their blogging workshops and they’re great! Free, participatory, as much or as little work as you want to put in, and did I mention, FREE?
Poets of the world, unite!
The idea behind Writing 201: Poetry is to bring together poets of all styles, temperaments, and experience levels in a way that encourages writing, sharing, and discussion.
You get to decide how laid back or challenging you want the course to be.
Each day for the duration of the course (not counting weekends), you’ll receive an assignment, made up of three parts: a word prompt, a poetic form, and a poetic device. You get to choose which of these you want to explore (if any).
Member speaker Cheryl Hollowaypresents on Self-Publishing: Getting Yourself Out There
Cheryl has several books that she published in printed form
and as e-books, and she shares tips, tricks and pitfalls from her experience.
Also, writers read, your new assignment & announcements
Wednesday EVENING Feb. 18, 5:30 pm at Potomac Library
Write-In Meeting – bring your ongoing project or I’ll have prompts
He is a man who wings
never fully expand
Whose frozen smile
and toasty reception
greet you at the door and
attempt to penetrate your trust
He is a man
who does the bidding of others
and knows not of any
system he would dare to buck
He is a Shepard
with an obscured vision
who does not see the saddened eyes
and broken spirits
of those in his flock
He is a captain
who comes upon deck,
only, after the rough seas
have subsided and the ship
is back on course
He is a pioneer
setting foot on frontier lands
who will never have the weight
to leave one footprint behind.
Southern Maryland Writers: You asked for it, we’re doing it! More meetings of the AWWG start this week at the Charles County Library, Potomac Branch, which is 5.5 miles south of the Accokeek Library where we hold our Main Meeting.
THIS WEEK: Wednesday January 21 at 2:00 pm NEXT WEEK: WednesdayJanuary 28 at 5:30 pm
PLEASE come out if you can. We need a minimum of 5 attendees to hold the room, so let’s show Charles County Library that we’re serious!
Agenda:writing topics, current projects, write together time, suggestions for future meetings
ALSO, please spread the word to your friends and neighbors. SIgnal Boost!! Share on Facebook! email to friends.