A poetic exploration of grief and nature as its witness. Will also include poems on the topics of generational trauma, and love and longing.
Rooted in Poetry began as a collaborative project with a local news site to promote and publish original poetry within our rural communities of Lake County. It has expanded to include a radio show with a local network and a new podcast.
A virtual writing circle and welcoming group focused on positive feedback and inclusivity.
In March 2020, I was appointed as Lake County, California's 11th Poet Laureate. The role of a Poet Laureate is to represent and promote poetry and literacy within a community.
As writers we may often experience self-doubt, question the quality of our work, and even question whether we should share our work with others. This workshop was created for conversation and Q&A on the challenges of being a writer.
This chapbook, Tree Speak, is an expression of poems and experiences that came about through the observance and witnessing of nearby trees, how they are present and surrounding during emotional and introspective periods.
This chapbook, Finding the Roots of Water, is an exploration of living in a county devastated by fire, accepting vulnerability, and expressing the emotion of grief and loss.
As part of an annual chapbook exchange with the Broken Nose Collective, featuring 10-12 poets from various US states, I have created and handmade both of my poetry chapbooks, Finding the Roots of Water and Tree Speak. Both chapbooks feature original photography as well.
A three-part series for Shuffle members on workshopping your manuscript. Work with others and get feedback on your manuscript in progress.
Join me for a two hour workshop (donation-based) on overcoming self-doubt for creatives. In this workshop we will take you through a journey of overcoming self-doubt in your creative process, whether you are a writer, artist or other creative professional.