October Program

Our CWG monthly program on Tuesday October 12 is a workshop led by John C. Mannone

Program plan: Enormously sucessful in the past, we’re revisiting a night of writing and sharing but with a twist. After a short introduction about various length-of-time prompts, we’ll do some of the shorter ones in situ and everyone will be able to share some of their work if they want. However, the twist is this, to compare different dynamics, we’ll do (1) a prompt* where we’ll have a lengthy time to work on at home (each of might be able to share up to a 5-minute excerpt depending on attendance). At the other extreme, we’ll do (2) a 10-minute writing prompt and (3) a 5-minute writing prompt during the workshop, and have a chance to share our work. We’ll close with a group discussion about the prompts and the process. I’m looking forward to your stories and poems that these prompts will inspire.

*This early prompt— a photograph of an old doghouse

John C. Mannone runs the weekly Ekphrastic Workshop for CWG. His works appear in North Dakota Quarterly, Poetry South, Windhover, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel and hundreds of others. He’s a Jean Ritchie Fellowship in Appalachian literature awardee (2017) and celebrity judge for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (2018). His forthcoming (2021) collections are Flux Lines: The Intersection of Science, Love, and Poetry (Linnet’s Wings Press) and Sacred Flute (Iris Press). He edits poetry for Abyss & Apex and other journals. A retired physics professor, John lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.



Use the link below to register to get the Zoom link. Please join the meeting between 6:45 and 7pm on Tuesday October 12


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