Write the Poetry of Your Dreams: Using Dreams, Nightmares, and Daydreams In Your Writing Access to the subconscious is indirect, and writers often seek techniques that help make this elusive part of every person more accessible. Join author Barbara Minney, who will help participants wield their dreams, daydreams, and even the terrifying spectacles our brains force upon us to write better poetry. She will also explore writing techniques to help serve as a catalyst to better facilitate these creative expressions, including blackout/erasure and tailored free writing. Hosted by Barbara Minney Saturday, April 30th. on Zoom. Time TBA.
Nature Hike and Outdoor Workshop at the Cleveland Metroparks External stimuli and a change of environment are both useful tools for inspiring the creative process—especially after another Covidtine. Escape the confines of your house to hike and write with poets Michelle R Smith and Jeremy Jusek at the Metroparks! Follow along with the nature-oriented writing exercises or free write at your leisure—the goal is open conversation and stress-free writing in a relaxed social setting. Hosted by Michelle R Smith and Jeremy Jusek In Partnership with Literary Cleveland Registration Fee - $20 for Lit Cleveland Members, $30 for Non-Members The Watershed Stewardship Center 2277 W Ridgewood Drive, Parma
Channeling Our Spirit Animals Everyone has at least one. A spirit animal is characterized as a teacher or messenger that comes in the form of an animal and has a personal connection to us as individuals. Other names might be animal guides, spirit helpers, power animals, or animal helpers... You can have many spirit animals throughout your lifetime. Hosted by Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour In Partnership with Literary Cleveland Saturday, June 11th. 5-7 PM Veteran's Memorial Park 6328 State Rd Pkwy Blvd Parma, OH 44134