birth story poems

A workshop

Mamas need to walk through their birth story many times to make sense of it, I know I’ve needed to do that. If you haven’t spent much time with your birth story, this might be a good place to start. Maybe you’ve wanted to record it for your child or maybe you just need to process it some more? But, what exactly do we do with the birth story? It’s a hard one to write because it’s so big and has so many threads. In this workshop, we take a non-linear approach and begin to crack open the birth story one poem at a time, like making a map. With simple writing prompts we pick away at small moments in the birth story that we transform 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 take time to move a few of those 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, June 20th
Jill and the Beanstalk
814 College Street