Sometimes, writing a poem is good medicine. The process can help us keep our heads and hearts where our bodies are, inviting us to return to the present moment again and again.
No matter how busy you are—or not—this art of paying attention to the here and now has a wonderful way of inspiring us to live better, and to make our world better, while at the same time allowing us to see ourselves and the world as “good enough.” This is a workshop brought to you by curiosity and paradox. We’ll read, write and share poems. All levels of writing expertise welcome At Weehawken and Sherbino's ARTbar(d), we strive to provide a positive, creative outlet in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Our hope is to inspire the community to discover their imaginative side and cross the bar into other dimensions of creativity. The classes we offer require no experience (and of course, liquid inspiration will also be available!). Open your door to creativity and give it a shot! $25 includes instruction, inspiration and a drink!
Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer lives in Southwest Colorado. Her poetry has appeared in O Magazine, on A Prairie Home Companion, in back alleys and in her children's lunchboxes. Her poetry collections include The Less I Hold, The Miracle Already Happening: Everyday life with Rumi, Intimate Landscape and Holding Three Things at Once (Colorado Book Award finalist). She teaches poetry for Think 360, The Aesthetic Education Institute of Colorado, Ah Haa School for the Arts, Weehawken Arts, and Camp Coca Cola. She served as San Miguel County's first poet laureate and directed the Telluride Writers Guild for 10 years. She performs with Telluride's seven-woman a cappella group, Heartbeat, and sings nightly for her children. She works as a parent educator for Parents as Teachers, and since 2004, she has maintained a poem-a-day practice. Favorite one-word mantra: Adjust. Visit her at www.wordwoman.com .