This is the start of a new Writer/Poetry Group, where fellow lovers of poetry are encouraged to come write and read their own poetry or recite poems from their favorite authors. The poetry group will start off with a mini-workshop for about 15 to 20 minutes followed up by short 5 minute readings. Different ways of expression will be explored as the group encourages and supports each other. Short stories are also welcome given they can be completed within the time allowance.
Following the initial workshop on September 8th, the Poetry Group will meet every 1st Thursday of the month; with a focus on a particular theme. The theme for September is: A Time to Remember / Favorite Poets. Listed below are a few future themes to get the creative juices flowing.
The Creator of the new Writer/Poetry Group will be Denise Collette, who is a writer/poet herself. In 2011, she began writing poetry with Pittsburgh (PA) Writers' Studio. Denise's poetry consists of mythic, meditative, and various themes on nature. She had the honor of being the winner of the Maggie H Meyer's Poetry Contest in 2013 and some of her writing has been published in a few journals. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences with others and hopefully creating a lasting poetry group in the valley.
A Few Themes for Future Group Meet-ups. * Themes are subject to change.
September: A Time to Remember (Think a time where you either experienced something via a person, or place, book, or poem that created an epiphany for you in your life)
October: Writing poetry/prose, or short stories as it relates to Halloween or a mystery
November: Humorous memories of Thanksgiving
December: Holidays of December from all cultures. Poetry/Prose/Short Stories honoring cultural diversity and celebrations
January: A time to reset for a new year. Poetry celebrating New Years' from around the world