Peruse upcoming readings, workshops, and literary events Blue Cactus Press and its conspirators are involved with below.
Join Blue Cactus Press for “Seismic Shift: a poetry workshop on giving voice to tremors of change” on October 30th @ 11AM, facilitated by BCP author and educator Gina Hietpas.
The workshop will be virtual (zoom), and features poems by Denise Levertov and Gina Hietpas, and quotes from Bob Marley. This is a generative workshop intended to help writers draft new poems and/or the seeds of new creative writing. Participants will receive a copy of Hietpas’ poetry collection, Terrain, along with registration. Registration is required and costs $25.00.
Head to our workshop registration page to sign up!
FULL WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Our American culture acknowledges the grieving process with traumatic change—the loss of a beloved or a diagnosis with a terminal illness— but how do we give voice to the smaller tremors and shifts in our lives? The last year in particular has inflicted a multitude of unwanted changes. How do we speak our real feelings about being isolated from family or friends, changes in work or financial security, or the alteration of daily routines? This workshop provides a structure to create metaphor for our loss and frustration, and an opportunity to acknowledge our underlying vulnerability with so much change.