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Inspiration & Persona with Nancy Lynee Woo

  • WE Labs 235 E Broadway, 8th Floor Long Beach, CA, 90802 United States (map)

Tonight's Poetry Lab will be lead by the Lab's longest standing member, Nancy Lynee Woo. 

Nancy will present lessons on inspiration and persona. Each lesson will include a craft talk, and writing prompt. 

Don't miss your first chance to be a part our member-lead sessions!

Writing Through Drought

As artists, sometimes it’s all lightning strikes and electricity, and sometimes it’s dry as a bone. This session will be great for anyone wanting to reconnect or strengthen their connection to their own personal creative well. Learn tips for writing through a drought - how to keep the creative river flowing, how to follow where it leads, how to relax when it’s just a trickle, how to dig back deep into the well, how to open to the storms. I’ll be sharing some insight from Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity,” which is a course in discovering and recovering your creative self. This book has changed my life! I led a group through it last summer at the Long Beach Free School and am excited to share some of the fun stuff we did.

Opening to Persona

“A writer is many people trying to be one person.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald.

What is a persona poem? Persona poems are poems written from a perspective other than your own. You use your imagination to enter the world of another character. I personally find persona poems to be one the most exciting and fulfilling ways of writing poetry. Have you ever written in the voice of another person, animal, inanimate object, natural phenomenon, etc.? Would you like to try on that hat? Come to learn more about persona, and then to try your hand at it.

Everyone is welcome
Suggested $5 Donation

Earlier Event: October 2
Submissions Sesh 4.0!
Later Event: November 1
Stranded Artist: Workshop