We need to walk through our birth story many times to make sense of it. If you haven’t spent much time with your birth story, this might be a good place to start. Maybe you’d like to record it for your child or maybe you just need to process it some more? In this workshop, we take a non-linear approach and begin to crack open the birth story one poem at a time, a little bit like making a map. With simple writing prompts we pick away at small moments in your birth story and transform them into poems. Even if you’ve never written a poem in your life, you’ll be surprised at how this process writes the poems for you. We finish the session by moving your finished poems into a small handmade book that you can carry away in your pocket. All supplies provided.
You will need your hands free now and then to write and work with your chapbook, so pre-crawling babes make that easier. If you need childcare for the session, let us know!
Thursday, October 5th
Jill and the Beanstalk
814 College Street