Workshop: The Practice of Poetry

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Workshop: The Practice of Poetry

25.00

July 27, 2019
10am - 12pm
Miller Gallery

The Practice of Poetry is the practice of presence. It is a writing workshop and discussion series for those who'd to use poetry to build a meditative wellness practice. This workshop is perfect for those who have stories to share that they can't quite find the words for; those who want to establish a continuous, reflective writing practice, and those who have an interest in writing poetry, but feel shy about beginning.

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The Practice of Poetry workshop begins at 10am and will run until approximately 12pm. Please be punctual.

Each participant will receive a pen and Moleskin, so you do not need to bring anything except your creative mind.

The Practice of Poetry: Writing for Self-Care:
Self-care is a buzz topic in the western world right now. Perhaps it’s because of our value for productivity, building wealth, and thriving in a fast-paced, media-heavy culture. Every day, we’re confronted with newer, wealthier, better, slimmer, and shinier ways of being. It can feel hard to keep up while remaining grounded and clear in ways that bring beauty to the earth, and not just productivity. Writing for Self-Care is about establishing a self-care practice through writing. We’ll evaluate the stories we tell ourselves about what it means to slow down and find peace in our process. Then, put pen to the page and create a new narrative that re-establishes for ourselves what it means to feel enough.

About the Practice of Poetry: The Practice of Poetry is the practice of presence. It is a writing workshop and discussion series for those who'd to use poetry to build a meditative wellness practice. This workshop is perfect for those who have stories to share that they can't quite find the words for; those who want to establish a continuous, reflective writing practice, and those who have an interest in writing poetry, but feel shy about beginning.

About Daje: Profound Beauty is often found in the tension. Through song and poetry, Daje makes it her mission to seek it out and expose it. As a performer, she pulls cues from favorites, Billie Holiday, Corinne Bailey Rae, serpentwithfeet, and Valerie June, permeating rooms with a vulnerable fusion of poetic rock and soulful ballad. As a poet, she wrote and performed as a part of a collective of performance poets called the 5th Woman (2016 - 2017). She continued to work with the collective as Creative Director, Event Coordinator, writer, contributor and workshop developer with fellowship recipients until 2018. In 2017, She self-published her first collection of poems, On Becoming Gold, in digital and print formats.

"Daje Morris is becoming a household name in Knoxville by virtue of her magnificent voice and variety of talents. Her songs are beautiful, flowing seamlessly from soulful ballads to upbeat foot-tappers to spoken-word poetry. She's an incredible lyricist, too, with a humble stage presence that is captivating." - BLANK Newspaper, Rhythm N' Blooms Festival | May 2019

She set the tone for a night that would be musically wide-ranging with a set infused with jazz, folk, R&B and poetry and was as delightful as ever.” - Inside of Knoxville, Waynestock Festival | February 2019