"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

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Summer 2018 Workshop at The Porches! Writing (Extra)Ordinary Grace

Writing (Extra)Ordinary Grace

August 10-12, 2018

at the fabulous Porches Writers Retreat

Poetry, for me, is one of the ways I pray. But cooking, sewing, gardening, walking my dogs, teaching–these too are all, for me, ways of praying. I learned to recognize and honor Grace in the Everyday from my mama, and this workshop would focus on writing into the Grace in those beautiful, too-often-unrecognized, ordinary moments filling all of our days. Prompts will explore observation & recognition of those personal moments of Grace, using imagery and sensory work to surround & articulate them, capturing the awe & emotional veracity, the role of specificity, subtext and surface narrative,as means to create universality, all in celebration of Ordinary Grace.

$275 for the weekend, includes full weekend’s workshop, tons of prompts and exercises to energize your writing in exciting new ways, take-home printed materials, supper Friday night, light breakfast food for Sat and Sun, and private room lodging.

Please be mindful that last minute cancellations result in empty rooms and lost opportunity for our gracious hostess, herself a writer making her creative and fiscal way through the world. Any cancellation twenty-one days or less before the workshop will require payment in full.

Contact me via email at carrollhackettma (at) gmail (dot) com 

Check out the beautiful Porches Writers Retreat HERE

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One Seat Left in March Promptathon Workshop at The Porches!

There’s still one opening in our March Porches Promptathon!
 
Spring Promptathon at the fabulous Porches!
 
All Brand New Prompts! Join us for a full weekend of prompts at the beautiful Porches Writers Retreat!
 
March 9-11, 2018
at the beautiful historic writers retreat The Porches, in Norwood VA, owned by the gracious Trudy Dean Hale
 
Come write with us! To reserve your spot now, email trudyhale@gmail.com and tell her you want the this spot in our March prompt workshop!
 
5 Sessions of Diverse and Intriguing Prompts designed to inspire, incite, and ignite your creativity!
 
This workshop will be a fun and generative weekend of inspiration focused on generating new writing in a supportive and easy environment. The weekend is open to writers of all genres – poetry, fiction, nonfiction– even to those who think they’re not writers! As a group, we’ll go through five different sessions of prompts and exercises designed to ignite creativity, inspire new ideas or reinvigorate old ones, maybe even giving ourselves the push to finish something we are currently working on!
 
After writing, participants will have the option to share what’s created for gentle feedback, if desired. Perfect for those who want some inspiration, and to simply write to gather new materials!
 
Join us for a weekend of freewheeling creativity and encouragement! And I cook for you! 🙂
 
$275 – includes described three-day workshop, one shared evening meal prepared by instructor, light breakfast fare Saturday and Sunday mornings, and the beautiful relaxing accommodations at The Porches.
 
Message me on Facebook, or email carrollhackettma@gmail.com
 
Pass this on, please, to any you think might be interested! Thanks!
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Daily Prompt Love <3 Honoring

13 November 2017

Today is my late husband’s birthday, and the anniversary of my baby brother walking on to the next life. So to celebrate them, today, I launched a new literary magazine, K’in. 

They filled my life with so much beauty and humor and wisdom and joy. It only seems right to honor them by creating something beautiful. 

Make art about honoring the dead. 

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Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3

7 November 2017

Make art about the music makers.

(With Love to Scott DeMattos for letting me take this pic <3)

Scott Music Hands

 

8 November 2017

Make art about the beauty of our diversity.

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Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3 Chasing Your Tail

28 July 2017

Make art about someone who speaks without thinking.

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29 July 2017

Make art about chasing your own tail.

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Bullies, and What's Elemental

29 June 2017

Make art about a bully, about standing up to bullies, or about the need that drives them.

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30 June 2017

el·e·men·tal (eləˈmen(t)l/)

adjective

  1. primary or basic.

    “elemental features from which all other structures are compounded”

    synonyms: basic, primary, fundamental, essential, root, underlying; 

    rudimentary

    “the elemental principles of….”

  2. related to or embodying the powers of nature.

    “a thunderstorm is the inevitable outcome of battling elemental forces”

synonyms: natural, atmospheric, meteorological, environmental, climatic

“elemental forces”

Make art about something elemental.

elemental

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Other People's Pictures

3 June 2017

I collect photographs from thrift stores, other people’s pictures sold, I guess, in estate sales and such. I carry some of them with me when I travel, sometimes keep some of them on my night stand, wait for them to tell me their stories, or just so I can say that someone remembers them. 

I scanned in some of my favorites. 

Make art inspired by one of these photos. 

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