Poetry and Silence with Kasey Jueds
hinged between worlds,
that precedes change and allows it.~Jane Hirshfield, The Door
As poets, were often aware of silence in our writing lives as a negative force: silence as writers block; silence as the experience of being shut down by society, culture, family, and/or our own internal sense of shame or perfectionism. Silence typically feels challenging, problematic: something to be overcome. Yet theres a type of silence that can be generative and deeply nurturing, if we can learn to recognize and cultivate it. In this workshop, well explore this type of positive silence through discussion and writing exercises. Well talk about how to distinguish between painful, unhelpful silence and expansive silence. Hopefully, youll leave with a stronger sense of how to draw on the rest-note that can feed your work. This workshop is open to writers of all abilities. Please bring writing materials.
Maple Hall (View)
104 Commercial Street
La Conner, WA 98257
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|