* For February 's meet-up the Poetry Group will meet be on main floor of the Library. *
The Writer/Poetry Group, where fellow lovers of poetry are encouraged to come write and read their own poetry or recite poems from their favorite authors. The poetry group will start off with a mini-workshop for about 15 to 20 minutes followed up by short 5 minute readings. Different ways of expression will be explored as the group encourages and supports each other. Short stories are also welcome given they can be completed within the time allowance.
The Poetry Group will meet every 1st Thursday of the month; with a focus on a particular theme. Listed below are a few future themes to get the creative juices flowing.
The Creator of the Writer/Poetry Group will be Denise Collette, who is a writer/poet herself. In 2011, she began writing poetry with Pittsburgh (PA) Writers' Studio. Denise's poetry consists of mythic, meditative, and various themes on nature. She had the honor of being the winner of the Maggie H Meyer's Poetry Contest in 2013 and some of her writing has been published in a few journals. She is looking forward to sharing her experiences with others and hopefully creating a lasting poetry group in the valley.
A Few Themes for Future Group Meet-ups. * Themes are subject to change.
January theme: A tribute of 2023: or if you were in a movie, comedy, drama, sci-if, etc for 2023 what would it be?
Febuary theme: Short Poems/Haiku - Small gestures to express Big Love
March theme: Humorous poetry/stories or limericks
April theme: Zodiac signs: Fire (Aries) and Earth (Taurus) - Have you ever felt fire and passion about something or someone? What grounds you, roots you to the earth?
May theme: Spring is in it's 3rd month - Explore how the spring season encourages you or perplexes you or perhaps this season is not your “cup of tea”.!
June theme: Summer is coming soon. A summer Solstice brings warmth to light. Summer memories from the beach to the rivers, to the ponds and lakes. Explore your look at the present or past or future summers.
July theme: What are the hallmarks of independence for you, for others, and the world?