My offerings to writers of late:
I invite interested writers to consider joining me in the Poetry Playhouse, a six-week writing workshop online with three Zoom sessions. We set sail Jan. 9-Feb. 26, each week exploring another room in our memories, experiences, insights, and visions, including:
• Week One -- The Playroom: Creating With Abandon: Find your creative magic and mojo through a more playful relationship with your poetry.
• Week Two -- The Living Room: Drawing From Real Life: By leaning into our life's experiences, we can find ample material for poetry.
• Week Three -- The Family Room: Writing About Families of Origin, of Choice, and of Your Own Creation: "Anyone who survived a childhood has enough material to last him the rest of his days," says Flannery O'Connor.
• Week Four -- The Kitchen: The Nourishment of Intimate Exchanges: The kitchen is often the center of any party for a good reason: food, and the making and keeping of it, draws us together.
• Week Five -- The Bedroom: Dreams, Sex, and Other Adventures in the Dark: By exploring what makes us wild and takes us beyond daytime stories about who we are, we can access new ways into our poems.
• Week Six -- The Basement, Attic, and Porch: Poetic Roots and Wings: The basements and attics are where we store a lot of stuff: what comes out seasonally or not at all, what we're inherited from our ancestors, and what possibilities we may use one day
More information here: http://www.carynmirriamgoldberg.com/workshops-readings-talks/poetry-playhouse/.
I also offer writers coaching on beginning, developing, and finishing projects, whether an essay, a novel or memoir, a collection of poetry, or whatever else is calling your name on the page. If you’re interested, we can meet for a free 20-minute discovery call. Details here: http://carynmirriam-Goldberg.com/coaching
My latest writing: I’ve been working on a memoir with the working title of The Magic Eye about my sojourn through eye cancer and my family and my 35-year odyssey saving the family land, both of which happened before and during the pandemic. It’s a story about new ways of seeing and being in this world, the healing power of the earth, and what it can mean to fall in love with a piece of land and a community for the long term. I’m also writing a lot of new poetry which will surely come together around a theme to
About Me: I’ve been writing for close to 50 years, starting with poetry and branching out to fiction, memoir, songs, and essays.
I’m the past Kansas Poet Laureate and the author of 24 books or anthologies, all of which you can find at my website (http://carynmirriamgoldberg.com).
I live south of Lawrence with the deer, turkeys, a loud tiny cat, a neurotic border collie, and a long-time husband on land we’ve been restoring to tallgrass prairie.