Unleash Your Creative Muse: A Boot Camp for Poets with Shirley J. BrewerMarch 31, 2014 - Author: mwahoco
7:00 PM on Thursday, April 17, 2014
at Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
This workshop is designed to benefit new poets as well as experienced authors. Participants are advised to come prepared to PLORK – that’s a combination of Play + Work. Each writer will receive a copy of The Plork Humanifesto: a guide to a fresh creative writing approach. No animals will be harmed during this workshop. Shirley would like to acknowledge HomeDepot for creative materials. A plethora of poetry prompts will disperse cobwebs and inspire craft. And Shirley rarely leaves home without a door prize or two.
Registration is optional but appreciated (you get an extra door prize ticket!).
HoCo continues to collect new or gently-used books for HopeWorks. Donors get an extra door prize ticket. All genres and age groups are needed, but due to the nature of their services, they request that the books contain no mention of violence against women or children.
Shirley J. Brewer graduated from careers in bartending, palm-reading, and speech therapy. She has served as poet-in-residence at Carver Center for the Arts and Technology in Baltimore County. Shirley presents workshops on Creativity, Poetry, and Healing Through Writing. Recent poems appear in: The Cortland Review, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Pearl, Comstock Review, Loch Raven Review, Passager, and other journals. Her poetry books include A Little Breast Music, 2008, Passager Books and After Words, 2013, Apprentice House/Loyola University. She holds a M.A. in Creative Writing/Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore.
Shirley reads her poetry frequently in the Baltimore-Washington-Annapolis corridor, including the New Mercury Reading Series, Café Muse, Poet Experience at Zu Coffee, and other venues. She has been featured at the Baltimore Book Festival, Stoop Storytelling, and also on WYPR’s The Signal.
She has served as Vice-President of the Maryland Writers’Association, Baltimore Chapter, and volunteers at WYPR, the Hippodrome Theatre, and the Village Learning Place in her Baltimore community of Charles Village. Shirley’s self-definition is: I Am Shimmering Goddess Energy.
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