Writers and Poets

Women’s Personal Writing Groups – Winter 2019

Guided Journal Writing with Creative Prompts, Poetry and Personal Exploration In a safe, confidential and empowering environment January 17 through February 21, 2019 Meeting in 2-hour sessions over eight Thursdays 3 to 5 PM or 6 to 8 PM Tuition: $225 16 hours of Continuing Education Credit possible for licensed therapist, approved by the SC Board…

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Calling the Spirit Back

One of the many joys I find in reading poetry is the sudden realization that this poem – the one I’m reading at this very moment – has many possibilities. Reading it slowly more than once for pleasure is the first gift from the poet.  A second gift is discovering some of my own thoughts,…

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Haiku – Nature’s Poetic Voice

Haiku is simple enough for young children but complicated and intuitive enough to engage people of all ages and across cultures. Haiku’s very short form consisting of only three lines may appear trite or non-sensical.  But if that were so, it would not have endured for centuries and continue to be written in many languages…

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How to Jumpstart Your Personal Writing

Writing for one’s self can be awfully important, but sometimes it isn’t easy. As soon as you tell yourself you’re going to write, grab your pen and paper and prepare to write, all of those incredible thoughts you had vanish. Even many well-known writers report suffering from writer’s block when faced with a blank page.  They may…

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A Writer’s Legacy Lives On in Columbia, SC

An email from Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac noted that October 1st was the birthday of crime fiction superstar Elmore Leonard and spelled out his 10 Rules for Good Writing. I’m curious when a list of writing tips catches my eye.  What’s more, Leonard’s name was familiar, so I set out to learn more. After a few…

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