Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Havre de Grace Critique Meeting

Writers Critique Group Meeting

at the Havre de Grace Library tomorrow, Thursday, at 6:30. Bring a current project to share with the group and be prepared to critique in return.

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Breathe Books

Check out this weeks events at Breathe Books:

Writing Class: Progress through PoetryClass

Poetry is a powerful vehicle for expression and change. The very nature of a poem (precise language, concentrated intention, and vivid imagery) allows it to move and touch us so deeply. Using poetry as a medium of discussion and inspiration, the class will talk about and write from the themes, images, and triggering subjects that arise for us as readers, as humans.

One does not have to be interested in writing poetry but more willing to write from the universal themes of poetry. We will not just interpret the poem’s meaning, but we will look beyond what is on the page and what is coming up for us emotionally, psychologically, and creatively.

Mary Oliver captured the essential power of poetry and wrote, “Poetry is a life-cherishing force. For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.”

The class is for anyone with an interest in creative writing, philosophical discussions, and poetry. Taught by Soo Young Lee, published writer, English professor, Transformative Consultant Cost: Drop-in: $45

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rabbi Sherre Hirsch...

... is the author of We Plan, God Laughs: What to Do When Life Hits You Over The Head a wonderful book that I am currently reading. Below is her letter:

Dear Friend,

Life certainly hit us over the head.

Four months after
We Plan, God Laughs was published my mother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma (GBM) stage 4 brain cancer. I dedicated this book to my mother for her courage and how she overcame so many challenges in her life. Now she is facing her biggest challenge yet, and she and many others suffering with GBM need your help.

Today, June 16, 2009, my mother turns 65 years old and the paperback of
We Plan, God Laughs goes on sale.

In celebration, I will be donating 10% of the paperback profits to the Art of the Brain Fund to help in the fight against brain cancer.

To celebrate with us:
1. Buy the paperback of
We Plan, God Laughs.
2. Send this email to three friends and ask them to do the same.
I pray that the new edition of
We Plan, God Laughs will heal in more ways than one.

Rabbi Sherre Hirsch