Showing posts with label creative writing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label creative writing. Show all posts

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I'm Scared. Aren't we all?

With a new class coming up at TCCC in August, I was reminded of a post by Nancy Purcell, wonderful writer and teacher from Brevard, NC.





We are all afraid of something and many of us live our lives in fear of making mistakes, disappointing others, making a fool of ourselves and looking ridiculous, not having the talent to follow our dreams and so we don't take any risks or try to do what we want. 

Nancy's article is for all of us who halfway live our lives. How many never follow their passions and fulfill their hopes for themselves? Don't let it be you.

Writing class will be held at Tri-County Community College, Murphy, NC 
August 5 - 26, Tuesday afternoons, 6 - 8 p.m.
Contact Lisa now to register.  Lthompson@tricountycc.edu


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Guest Post on the subject of Poetry by Mary Mike Keller

Today we have a guest post from Mary Michelle Brodine Keller, poet, writer, painter and instructor. Thank you Mary Mike for posting today.


Mary Michelle Brodine Keller
Poetry classes by skilled Poets 

This past week I found myself with seven others at the knee of Gene Hirsch learning “the relationship of a poem’s art and the aim of the poem to the information from which it is written.”  
Those of us gathered, poems in hand, worked hard, if not struggled to put our minds around something that was not a tool or technique but craftsmanship.  We dug deep into ourselves and the poems, separating the poem from the poet, finding the focus, naming the vehicle, the thread that runs through, the essences and the art with which the poem elicits a reaction from the reader. 
   
Not long ago I took a workshop at The Writers Circle taught by Scott Owens.  The focus of that day was meter, not the “ta da ta da” counting of accented syllables as written, but counting the accents as they are actually read. They are different and can be tricky to count as you read aloud. This was about a tool or technique that could improve a poem from awkward to flowing. 

Thinking on the two classes, I realize how important it is to marry the non-technical with the technical, by doing so, we as poets can write poems that grab the reader and will not let go.

There are many places available to writers who want to learn how to write the best they can. We are fortunate to have The Writers Circle.  Skilled writers come from near and far to teach for one day or several days.  A full range of classes is available, including poetry, memoirs, writing your ancestor’s stories, publishing, essay, fiction and others. Take advantage of this resource.  It is the best in this area.


Mary Michelle Brodine Keller is a published poet and writer, and a seasoned genealogist.  She is a member of NCWN West and is on faculty at Writers Circle where she will teach a course in August, From Bones To Flesh. - Genealogy and writing class.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Homework Assignment - Write a Portrait

What a busy week! With family visiting and my creative writing class each week, I have let my blogging slide.
This week, for homework, my students are writing a two page portrait of someone in their past or present and using as many of the five senses as they can to show, not tell, us about this person.
Smells - does he have body odor? Does she reek of too much perfume? What about the smell of tobacco?
Touch - Can you show us texture? What sounds are associated with this person?
Taste? Sight?
I look forward to reading the descriptions or seeing the portrait painted with words from each of those attending next week.

Why not give this assignment a try?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Correct time for Creative Writing Class beginning June 15

Corrected time for six weeks Creative Writing Class taught by Glenda Beall starting June 15.
It has been changed from an afternoon class to a morning class.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM.
I look forward to seeing you there.

Glenda Beall
828-389-4441

http://www.profilesandpedigrees.blogspot.com/

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