Before poets could read and write, they spoke their poems, and they drew and carved on available surfaces. When the monks began copying holy texts, they weren’t satisfied with words only; they began illuminating the manuscripts with both sacred and profane drawings and paintings. William Blake was famous for his poems rich with watercolors. What we call “outsider art” frequently features words and images. – B. Rogers
Three of Hobart Festival of Women Writers’ most outstanding workshop instructors will conduct special zoom classes.
In the workshop, writers will detail an event through the five senses. Though certain events may feel traumatic only, they can offer opportunities for individual growth. This workshop will begin to open the creative mind for this growth.
In shock and grief, the Hobart Festival of Women Writers Planning Committee offers our deep condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Kamilah Aisha Moon, who died last week.
Announcing A NEW workshop with Breena Clarke: How They Must Have Felt: developing an emotional landscape in historical fiction. This workshop created and led by Breena Clarke is one of six being offered as part of the Hobart Festival of Women Writers’ Fall Workshop Series. We’re entering our ninth year of platforming the work of women writers…
In order to preserve our platform celebrating women authors, we created our first Virtual Flash Readings. Forty writers participated by recording themselves reading their work. The videos were combined into two seamless, beautiful videos by Jessica Vecchione of VECC Videography assisted by Amber Gray. These videos were aired via Zoom on Saturday, September 12th and 13th, 2020.
We have poets, fiction writers, essayists, dramatists, and artists. Join us for this special weekend of readings, workshops, a public conversation and, of course, book sales.
Books symbolize a desire to preserve history, to dream, to create, to share, and even if I can’t read the language they’re written in I believe in their power. Though aspects of our cultures may differ, when we read we discover that we’re all looking to be seen and understood, to be loved, and to feel like our lives are meaningful.
It was a childhood of inspiration and creativity. Some summers were spent in the mountains of upstate New York, helping my grandmother at the tourist home she owned on Main Street waiting tables and hanging crisp white sheets on the line, singing and entertaining guests after dinner. At college, I had the opportunity to spend my junior year in Siena, Italy. My early experiences gave me exposure to a world of creative minds and alternative life styles.
Get to know the New Writers joining Hobart Festival of Women Writers 2019 Stephanie Nikolopoulos, Hobart Festival of Women Writers blogger and Participating Writer, speaks to the women joining The Festival for the first time. Link to her Q&A. SPOTLIGHT on Marilyn McCabe – http://bit.ly/2VDXP5S SPOTLIGHT on Ellen Meeropol- http://bit.ly/2wz16tj. SPOTLIGHT…
I never consider how I’ll read a poem while writing it. When reading it to listeners, the greatest gift I can give them is spontaneity. Something in the read or recited poem should always remain fluid, open to surprise.
The integrity of your voice is important. So is delivering a well-crafted piece of prose. Clarity and readability are essential if you want to be understood — and read.