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Please join us for our annual Boxing Day retreat on Zoom, finding inspiration from shared delights and imaginative possibilities, along with the deep pleasure of being with kindred spirits.
We'll play with 4-5 pre-writes and experiments, and write together to five brand new prompts. After our time together, you'll receive a packet of extra prompts and fun resources, as well as crowdsourced poem bits and bobs, all designed to energize your writing practice with a sense of playfulness and all the warmth that being with a welcoming poetry community can bring.
You are welcome to come and go, to dip in for a single session, or to stay for the whole time, and to participate in all or none of the brief social breaks. I'll be letting people in from the waiting room on the hour, while you chat in smaller groups connecting with other kindred spirit poets, grab a coffee, let the dog out, etc.!
Some sessions we'll write to music, and/or will use sound as part of the prompt, and others will be silent. *Please turn off your sound if you prefer. I'll give a visual 5 minute warning before we return, and the prompt will remain on screen as you write.
With every part of this, you'll be encouraged to do what works best for you and your muse! You'll be encouraged to take what you like and leave the rest.
Tuesday, December 26, 2023
10 am - 2:30 pm Eastern Time
9:45 - 10:00 Doors open/Quick hellos
10:00 - 10:40 Session 1
10:45 - 10:55 Break
11:00 - 11: 30 Session 2
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch Break & Gather for Crowdsource
12:05 - 12:45 Session 3
12:45 - 1:00 Break and Gather for Share
1:05 - 1:45 Sharing
1:55 - 2:15 Bonus Poem/takeaway prompt
2:15 - 2:30 Wrap/Gentle Goodbyes for now
A Special Note from Sarah: More than any other time, during the holidays, I want a house with a crowded table (as the Highwaywomen sing). This time of year is hard for so many. Whether you feel the harried pressure to have a "picture perfect" holiday, sorrow and distress over fraught family situations, or the isolation brought on by other circumstances, I want our Cozy Writing Retreat on Boxing Day to be a haven and a balm to that feeling.
I'd like for the #BoxingDayCozyWritingRetreat to be a welcome home, a safe landing and warm place by the fire for any poet who'd like to join. If money is an obstacle to you joining this final Cozy Writing Retreat of 2023, please reach out, and I'll get your registration squared away.
*Please share this with anyone you think might like to write with us! ❤️