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Risk & Play: Flirting with the Unknown

Rosemerry teaches this guest session for Brooke McNamara’s class Summoning the Unseen ~ Poetry & Meditation to Conjure Deep Support & Inspiration


Most writing advice is meant to be dismantled, and in this playshop, we take on the adage “Write what you know.” Really? If we are to serve the writing, we must let it know more than we do. Join poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer in letting curiosity and uncertainty drive our writing into fresh, resonant new regions—places we couldn’t possibly predict. That’s right. Writing for pleasure. Finding rules and breaking them. Play is a secret weapon for meeting failure, vulnerability, uncertainty and humility. Play helps us fall in love with the world, and with words, too. We’ll read poems that make us laugh, shake our heads, open our hearts and show up, and then in that vein, we’ll write. Gravity, of course, is also invited. There’s always a dark underbelly. Let’s tickle it.

Not open to the public


Mar 26 2021


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 26 2021
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm