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Quarantine Write-In with Sharon Bryan

October 8 at 5:30 PM

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Thursday, repeating until October 9, 2020

Writing can help us process our feelings about the unprecedented events unfolding around us. But it can be hard to find the focus and the motivation when we’re stressed and overwhelmed. To help get those words flowing, join us at this free weekly write-in via Zoom, where you’ll get writing prompts, time to write, and the opportunity to connect with other writers. Whether you want to journal, blog, or produce other writing during this uncertain time, this event will jumpstart your creativity. We’ll spend half an hour writing, and half an hour sharing our writing, and discussing issues related to writing during the pandemic.

RSVP at the “Tickets” link for as many sessions as you’d like to attend. You can sign up for them one by one each week, or all at once.


About the Facilitator

Sharon Bryan received her BA in philosophy and an MA in anthropology before she began to write poetry, and then received her MFA from the University of Iowa. She has published four books of poems: Sharp Stars, Flying Blind, Objects of Affection, and Salt Air, which won The Governor’s Award from the State of Washington. She received the Isabella Gardner Award for Sharp Stars. Her other awards include two NEA Fellowships in Poetry, an Academy of American Poet’s Prize, the Discovery Award from The Nation, an Artist Trust Grant from the Washington State Arts Council, a Senior Fellowship to the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, a grant from the Utah Arts Council for the film collaboration Eureka, and a Fellowship in Poetry from the Tennessee Arts Commission, among others. She was Poet-in-Residence at The Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire.

She is also the editor of two collections: Where We Stand: Women Poets on Literary Tradition, and, with William Olsen, Planet on the Table: Poets on the Reading Life.