2:00 PM14:00

Let's Play! Writing Workshop @ Farmville Public Library

Let’s Play! Making Daily Writing Fun

Staring down a blank page can be a stressful and frustrating experience. It can make the act of writing difficult and make daily practice or journaling seem like a chore. Sometimes, it is useful to purposefully remind ourselves that writing, in whatever genre we choose, is something we enjoy, that writing can be fun! One way to do this is to add an element of tactile play. This can be anything from rolling dice, to molding clay, to dealing cards, to making silly faces out of found materials. 

In this workshop, participants from beginners to experienced writers will add to their writing prompt toolbox using elements of play. We will have at least three tabletop game influenced writing prompts with writing time. Participants will have the opportunity to share what they have written. 

Shel Silverstein wrote, “put something silly in the world that ain’t been there before.” Please bring something to write with and on, and come ready to play!

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5:00 PM17:00

Pop-up Writing Workshop

Join writer Gabrielle Brant Freeman at Moxie Pop for some flash writing! Explore a new writing prompt -- the color of emotion, think/pair/share/, scent memory, ekphrasis, confession (oooooh!) -- every 30 minutes. Come to Moxie Pop at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, and/or 7:30 this First Friday and kick start some poems/ flash fiction/ stories!

Every 30 minutes: hear original poetry or flash fiction, get a prompt, do some writing, share out (if you want to!). Bring your journal or a cocktail napkin and a pen. Let's write!

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7:00 PM19:00

First Tuesday Poetry Open Mike

I am the Featured Poet for the March First Tuesday Open Mike at the Trent River Coffee Company in New Bern.  After my reading, the mike is open for other poets who sign up. The First Tuesday Poetry Open Mike is a free event sponsored by the Nexus Poets, a group of Eastern North Carolina poets promoting poetry in the area.  

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8:00 PM20:00

Nasty: Poetry Reading

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Come out and hear three Nasty Women read poetry! Join Glenis Redmond, Kathleen Nalley, and Gabrielle Brant Freeman at M. Judson. Glenis will read from her new book What My Hand Say published by Press 53, Kathleen will read from her chapbooks Nesting Doll and American Sycamore, and Gabrielle will read from her new book When She Was Bad out from Press 53.

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2:30 PM14:30

Poetry in Plain Sight!

Join Winston--Salem Writers for ‘Poetry in Plain Sight, Live!' featuring poems from the Fall seaon: September, October, and November. 

Poems will be included from: Barbara Mellin, Pam Baggett, Caroljean Gavin, Renee Butner, Glenis Redmond, Gabrielle Brant Freeman, Barbara Presnell, Terri Kirby Erickson, Becky Gould Gibson, Grace Ellis, Peg Bresnahan, and Mary Ricketson.

This live reading is free and open to the public. Book and poetry poster sales will be available. Don’t miss this chance to mingle among North Carolina poets from across our state who support our efforts to put ‘Poetry in Plain Sight.’ 

Sponsors: Bookmarks, North Carolina Writers’ Network, GreeNest.
Special thanks to our sponsor Press 53, celebrating eleven years in October, and our collaborating partner in Poetry in Plain Sight from the start of the program.

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