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We live in interesting times, where finding one’s balance can be difficult. Reading and writing poetry offers many consolations, and at times helps us find a more optimistic perspective. Poetry also helps readers and writers develop empathy to see each other across cultures. In this writing workshop participants will read poems of hope by writers from diverse cultures including Saadi Shirazi, Naomi Shihab Nye, Kazim Ali, Chana Bloch, Adrienne Rich, Ross Gay, and William Carlos Williams. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore writing their own poems using games and a variety of traditional and invented forms. There will also be time to share work (optional.) Participants age 14 and above are welcome. Please bring whatever writing materials you like using: pen and paper, a notebook, or a laptop.
The workshop leader, Carol Dorf, has led poetry workshops as a California poet-in-the-
LOCATION: ICCNC, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California – 1433 Madison St., Oakland, CA 94612-4314
No cost to attend.
Advance registration required – To register, or if you have questions, contact Lea Delson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 528-6725. Workshop limited to 20 participants.
Sponsored by the Faith Trio, an alliance of the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, Kehilla Community Synagogue, and Montclair Presbyterian Church, striving since 2001 to build positive connections among people of diverse faiths in the Oakland area.