When writer’s block threatens to derail, one writer finds a way forward in music, baking, friendship and the practice of “living it a while.”
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Friendship Project: The Best of Friends
Our truest friends bring something out of us that we might not have the strength or courage to see if it weren’t for them. Callie Feyen reflects on true and best friends.
Friendship Project: Let’s Walk: A Thousand Goodbyes — A Thousand Hellos
Callie Feyen discovers that writing is one thing, but it is something entirely different to tell a friend what’s on your mind, especially while you’re on a walk around a lake together.
Friendship Project: On Writing Well — Just Say It
Callie Feyen finds the page more forgiving than the podium, and friendship more forgiving yet.
Gratitude Together: So This Is Friendship
A friendship built around love of breakfast and Ted Kooser yields a surprising poem in difficult days.
Piloting Friendship, Starting at Mooyah
A trip to Mooyah provides the perfect, if unexpected, place for a decision to be made: it’s time to pilot a Friendship Project. Burgers and fries aside, consider joining the takeoff.
Between Friends: Wordplay and Other Playful Bonds
Author Laura Brown recounts how a friendship grows through wordplay — a private version of words with friends — for Tweetspeak Poetry’s Friendship Project.
Difficult Conversations: Book Club & Pod Club Announcement
In October, the focus of our Friendship Project turns to the subject of Difficult Conversations. Join us for upcoming book and pod club discussions on this important topic.
Pandemic Journal: An Entry on the Silver Skunk and the Mysterious Poet
A tale of a silver skunk, quiet talk of an unknown sonneteer, and friends at a distance together at York’s. Share in this surreal pandemic journal entry, with Callie Feyen.
Between Friends: A Playful Reckoning
If home offers a place to launch, maybe it’s because home can be a place where we can play. Callie Feyen explores the idea of play and reckoning with ourselves at home.
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Difficult Conversations: Eleven by Sandra Cisneros
Author Sandra Cisneros tells the poignant story of Rachel, a girl pulled unwittingly into a crisis of identity on her birthday, when her teacher coerces her into accepting a red sweater that has been hanging for some time in the cloak room, unclaimed. The sweater does not belong to Rachel, and she doesn’t want it. Just like we sometimes don’t want, or understand, the discomfort of identities colliding, in a difficult conversation.
Difficult Conversations: Mind the Whales
We continue our book club discussion of Difficult Conversations with an exploration of the Feelings Conversation— accompanied by a humorous and thoughtful look at Claire Trévien’s “Whales.”
Book Club Announcement: Provence, 1970
Great friendship tales often involve food. Provence, 1970 is the story of chefs M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard and others, one summer in the South of France. Join us for our next delicious book club discussion.
Children’s Book Club: “May I Bring A Friend?”
What happens when you bring a seal to Apple Pie Day? Join us for a Children’s Book Club discussion of ‘May I Bring A Friend?’ by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers, illustrated by Beni Montresor.
Tea Quest: The Grand Concourse, Pittsburgh
Laura Brown joins new friends at Pittsburgh’s Grand Concourse for a night exploring play and the work of paying attention.
Poet Laura: The How-To Poem
Poetry is a place of learning and exploration, from a poem’s “aha moment” to a how-to poem full of heart. Poet Laura Karen Paul Holmes shows us how.
Remembering and Honoring a Father: Laurence Fuller and “Modern Art”
“Modern Art,” a screenplay by Laurence Fuller, tells the story of his father, British art critic, writer, and author Peter Fuller.
It Was a Marvelous Year: “The Making of Poetry” by Adam Nicholson
In “The Making of Poetry,” Adam Nicolson tells the story of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797-98, when they created some of the greatest poetry written in the English language.
Poetry Prompt: Experience a Sonnet
Join author Callie Feyen in taking a look at the mysterious and lovely world of the sonnet, and experience one for yourself using a variety of easy tools.