From the Light: Writing About Wounding Experiences
Thursday, 4/11/19, 4p-6p
Location: Waterville Public Library
Facilitated by Arisa White
“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”—Rumi
As writers we draw inspiration from the moments that have had a lasting impact on our lives. Those moments have often left us wounded, and those wounds have left a presence that we wish to address in our writing. Although, writing has its therapeutic effects, the goal of this craft workshop is to use the light of our suffering to create work that is emotionally balanced, distinctive in language, and capable of illuminating an experience so the reader empathetically bears witness. Through a series of embodiment and generative writing exercises, and readings, you will more fully empower your voice and evolve your writing.
Free and open to the public. Seats are limited; registration is required. Register at: https://from-the-light-poetry.eventbrite.com
Cave Canem graduate fellow Arisa White received her MFA from UMass, Amherst, and is the author of Perfect on Accident, You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened, Black Pearl, Post Pardon, A Penny Saved, and Hurrah’s Nest. Her poetry has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, NAACP Image Award, California Book Award, and Wheatley Book Award. The chapbook “Fishing Walking” & Other Bedtime Stories for My Wife won the inaugural Per Diem Poetry Prize. She’s the co-author of Biddy Mason Speaks Up, the second book in the Fighting for Justice series for young readers. Arisa serves on the board of directors for Foglifter and Nomadic Press and is an assistant professor of creative writing at Colby College. arisawhite.com