10 February 2018
“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve…You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”―Martin Luther King Jr.
Make art about loving hearts that serve.
11 February 2018
“Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home.”-Jenn Granneman
Make art about being an introvert, about “visiting the world of people,” or about needing time in that inner world.
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
16 December 2017
‘The Poet writes the story of his/her own body.” Thoreau
Make art about a story, or stories, held in your own body, perhaps one that’s been hidden, or about where you carry story in your body.
5 May 2017
Make art about what’s carried on the wind.
6 May 2017
Make art about being in the presence of Grace.
7 May 2017
Make art about hypocrisy.
Birdsong brings relief
to my longing
I’m just as ecstatic as they are,
but with nothing to say!
Please universal soul, practice
some song or something through me!
From Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks
Extra prompt for today
Line from the pome I just drafted this morning 🙂
“You are radiant
always, already, although you fail to believe”
Make art about how beautiful, how radiant, you are ❤