"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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Flash Fiction Contest Call For Submissions Love <3 Streetlight Mag

From my sister-friend Trudy Hale, owner of the fabulous Porches Writers Retreat. 

Trudy wants y’all to get your Flash on! 🙂

 

Streetlight Magazine CONTEST DETAILS:

Send us your flashiest flash fiction, up to 800 words in length.

Please submit only one story per entry–multiple entries are permitted.

Prizes: 1st ($125), 2nd ($75) and 3rd ($50) cash prizes; winners will be chosen by our judges Erika Raskin & Suzanne Freeman.

Winners will be announced on Feb. 15, 2018 and all winning entries will be published in Streetlight.
Additionally, all contest entries will be further considered by our editors for general publication in Streetlight’s fiction category.

Deadline for entries is January 31, 2018 (midnight EST).

Please do not submit previously published work, and please notify us immediately if a piece is accepted elsewhere. Submissions fee: $10.

Visit Streetlight Mag Here:

 Submit Through Submittable Here:  

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Daily Prompt Catch-Up! Porches, and Pictures, and Plans–Oh My!

 

 

13 May 2016

Headed off to teach a weekend Promptathon workshop at The Porches Writing Retreat 🙂

Make art about porches.

upper porch

 

14 May 2016

Saturday morning at The Porches Writing Retreat, and we’re working on Voices.

Make art about the voice you hear down in the hall.

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15 May 2016

I have a habit of collecting discarded photographs in thrift stores, those precious memories sold in estate sales, so many beautiful faces, so many voices, so many stories.

other people's pictures

Make art about other people’s pictures.

 

16 May 2016

Had some sweet winged company.

A luna moth emerges from its cocoon with not long for this earth. The average lifespan is a week, during which time they have no means to eat (no mouths). Their week (and life) goal is simple: to reproduce. To make love, the strongest of human emotions.

Many observers believe this to be a reminder of the importance of love in our short time on this earth. Live and love to the fullest and enjoy every experience that gets thrown your way. 

Make art about Loving fully in the moment. 

 

luna moth

 

 

17 May 2016 

Okay, so the garden’s cleaned up and turned over, but it’s pouring cold hard rain outside. So I guess I’m sewing, instead of planting today.

Make art about having your plans thwarted.

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Daily Prompt Catch Up! Get That Creativity On!

Away for a weekend manuscript consultation, so now we’re back to prompting! 🙂 

1/9/2016

Snuggled up in the comfort of the beautiful Porches Writers Retreat. Make art about making a retreat.

1/10/2016

After days of winter rain, the clouds have gone, revealing blue blue sky. Make art about clearing skies.

1/11/2016

Thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste.” G.K. Chesterton Make art inspired by a thrift store find.

 

Got Book? Let’s Make It Even Better!

I do lots of my group workshops, BUT

I also offer

One-on-One Manuscript Consultation and Editing in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

Let’s get together and let me provide you with a weekend consult at the beautiful Porches Writers Retreat in scenic Norwood, Virginia, giving your manuscript three days of undivided attention!

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Got book? Let’s your beautiful work even better!

Check out the page for details! 

https://marycarrollhackett.com/weekend-retreat-one-on-one-manuscript-consultation-and-editing/

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