Free Write with Dorothy Randall Gray
Making A Poem Give Birth to Itself
parthenogenesis -a type of reproduction in which a female egg cell develops into an individual without fertilization.
This workshop involves no labor pains, epidurals or obstetricians. You will open wide your imagination, take deep breaths, and push a new poem into existence. You already have all the moments and mysteries, the experiences, artistry and life experiences you need to fertilize your word cells. Our session can also inspire your memoir, fiction, storytelling or whatever else you write. Come and let's midwife each other in community and creativity.
Dorothy Randall Gray is author of the bestseller, Soul Between the Lines (Avon/Harper Collins), a recent volume of poetry Sharing the Same Sky, and numerous anthology selections. Her other published works include Muse Blues, Woman, Family, The Passion Collection, and A Taste of Tamarinda. A two year LA Poet-in-Residence Dorothy's "When I Was A Tree" poetry film was awarded Official Selection by the Film & Poetry Video Symposium. Her work is also featured in the upcoming Eve Ensler/Aja Monet production, VOICES. She is a former board member of the International Women's Writing Guild, NPR commentator, and UNESCO delegate. Her workshops have inspired thousands throughout the US, China, Iceland, and India. They have served a variety of audiences including beginning and seasoned writers, graduate and high school students, creative aging groups, and incarcerated populations. A global activist Dorothy is a Hedgebrook Fellow who has shared the dais with the Dalai Lama, performed poetry in Iceland, danced with tribal boys in India, and boogied with James Baldwin in NYC.