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the practice of poetry, part three

  • Smart + Becker Creative 1154 McCalla Avenue Knoxville, TN, 37915 United States (map)

part three: writing as activism

Audre Lorde said it, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

Because women live in a world dominated by toxic masculinity, it’s so important for us to find safe spaces to validate the truth of our narratives. In this final portion of the Practice of Poetry workshop series, we’ll dive into how to use practice of poetry to create rituals of personal and public activism. We’ll dive into the details of finding the bravery to write and share hard personal narratives for the sake of healing and change.

about the practice of poetry

The Practice of Poetry is a writing workshop series for women who want to use poetry as a healing, meditative, self-care practice. This workshop series is perfect for those who have stories to share that they can't quite find the words for; women who want to establish a continuous, reflective writing practice, and women who have an interest in writing poetry, but feel shy about beginning.

This workshop will be co-facilitated by multi-passionate creators and poets, Daje Morris of Founding Space, and Summer Awad, playwright and activist.