Tuesday, March 27, 2018

traveling poetry classes in april 2018: a lil' bit of celebrating national poetry month by water & rocks.

ahem. hurrahhhhh for april. we'll be celebrating national poetry month in my traveling poetry class. this will involve two water-and-rocks-loving excursions: a trip to st. peter's villlage in chester county and a return to our cherished hideaway spot along the schuylkill river in pottstown, and hopefully it'll be warm and sunny after this snowy march. that's a very serious hopefully.

any topics of creative writing are welcome for sharing and workshopping during class by those who attend, but we have inspirational topics as prompt ideas, too. please bring a few copies to share with other students, if you can, for anything you write and want to practice reading as well as discussing. but just having your original copy to read from is okay, if that's easier for the writer.

next classes–

when: sunday, april 15 @ 1 p.m. & sunday, april 29 at @ 1 p.m.

where: for april 15, (before heading to the rocks) the parking lot across the street the inn at st. peter's village at 3471 st. peters road,  st. peter's, pa 19470 or elverson, pa 19520 depending on the maps site you use or your GPS unit; for april 29, (prior to riverside moments) the parking lot of 140 college drive, pottstown, pa 19464

optional themes of focus:

    sunday, april 15–nayyirah waheed poems*
    sunday, april 29–river poems

*i'll also be teaching a free poetry-collaging workshop at culture den in st. peter's village this same day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. more news will be posted on that event soon.

cost: $20 per student, per class (we usually meet for 2 hours or more)

if we ever have oddly inconvenient weather around the time of classes, i will update those who RSVPed to classes in advance to let them know if we are canceling, rescheduling, or relocating.

if you have any questions, feel free to reach out via poetrywithjenniferhetrick at yahoo dot com.

and if you know anyone who may be interested in our class, feel free to share this blog content onward.

also, if there is anyone who may want to join our class but lives in another area across berks, chester, and montgomery counties, we sometimes travel to a good variety of different places, so let us know, and we can see about planning classes closer to you.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

poetry-collaging in mid-march in my traveling poetry class.

here some eye-scenes of a great sunday afternoon a few days ago in my traveling poetry class at the dunkin' donuts in limerick when we ventured our way into poetry-collaging. this endeavor had the same theme as a workshop which i'll be teaching for the southeast branch of reading public library on saturday, april 28 at 1 p.m. to celebrate april as national poetry month.
some of us finished our collaging, and others of us took our work home to complete it. but we all admitted that we loved our two hours spent creating and tossing around conversation as we crafted. we may bring this back again to do every few months.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

amiri baraka poems - his own & ones inspired by him.

summarization station: swimming away from full sentences this round. amiri baraka poems and ones inspired by him at our traveling poetry class at mario's pizza in boyertown. some eye-scenes from the afternoon of word-tossing are below. his lessons across line breaks are sometimes hard but useful for the spirit in bones.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

the southeast branch of reading public library is offering a poetry-collaging workshop on saturday, april 28 @ 1 p.m.

cut out some inspiring words and beautiful snippets of pictures to create your own collage of visual poetry. the southeast branch of reading public library is offering a poetry-collaging workshop in april 2018.

materials like magazines, postcards, and promotional advertising will be supplied, as will scissors, glue, tape, and base background paper. but feel free to bring any of your own materials, especially anything of images and language which you don't mind slicing up to use for your own collaging.

check out the bard fest 2018 calendar for more poetry happenings in april.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

muhlenberg community library is offering a childhood memory poems workshop on wednesday, april 11 @ 4.30 p.m.

dig into your own life's older stories and moments through writing them out on the page in poetry at an upcoming childhood memory poems workshop offered by muhlenberg community library in april 2018.

check out the bard fest 2018 calendar for more poetry happenings in april.

Monday, March 5, 2018

the editors of ''north of oxford'' reading their poetry through berks bards' first thursday poetry night in march 2018.

berks bards recently featured the editors of north of oxford at goggleworks in the city of reading for its first thursday poetry night which is always followed by a community open mic. a clip from g emil reutter & diane sahms-guarnieri reading their poetry is here for eye & ear-time.