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Writers of the Mendocino Coast: Poet Georgina Marie Guardado
September 17, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Writers of the Mendocino Coast meet every third Sunday at 2:30 pm. The location of the September 17 meeting has been changed. Kokkos is closing at the end of August. We will meet from 2:30-3:30 pm in the Activities Room at the Community Center of Mendocino, 998 School Street, Mendocino. The club has a new Facebook page. We Facebook Live our in-person meetings. People who cannot attend will be able to tune in. Please Log into Facebook to Like and Follow WMC.Visit https://www.writersmendocino.org/for more information.
Praise Be: Writing with Gratitude and Observation
How can we write with praise and from a place of hope when we’re surrounded by grief and injustice? How can we utilize creative writing as a vehicle for expressing gratitude and beauty while observing our world and honoring emotions? How can we do all of this using craft elements and literary devices so we don’t cross over into sentimentality? In this workshop, we will explore how we can nurture our writing lives even in chaotic circumstances. Related topics will include supporting each other through writing communities, self-doubt, caring for ourselves as creatives, and writerly expectations. A presentation will be offered followed by a Q&A, group discussion, and generative writing session with optional sharing.
Georgina Marie Guardado is the Poet Laureate of Lake County, CA for 2020-2024, and a Poets Laureate Fellow with The Academy of American Poets. She is the Literary Editor for The Bloom, a contributing writer for Antioch University’s Common Thread News, President of the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, and Literacy Program Coordinator for the Lake County Library. As part of the Broken Nose Collective, an annual chapbook exchange, she created her first poetry chapbook, Finding the Roots of Water, in 2018 and her second chapbook, Tree Speak, in 2019. She has received support from the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, Hugo House, and SF Writing Salon. Her work has appeared in The Bloom, Noyo Review, Poets.org, Humble Pie Magazine, Gulf Coast Journal, Yellow Medicine Review, The Muleskinner Journal, Colossus: Freedom, and Two Hawks Quarterly. She is a 1st year graduate student and scholar of the Kwame Dawes Mapmakers and Master of Fine Arts Merit endowments at the Pacific University MFA in Writing program. She lives with her rescue dogs Kenya and Micco, and is currently working on her full-length poetry manuscript.
Sponsored by Writers of the Mendocino Coast, branch of the California Writers Club, https://www.writersmendocinocoast.org/