Upcoming Events

Virtual Event at Bookshop Santa Cruz for My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice

July 21, 7pm


The ultimate writing guide from the editor of Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience

My Shouting, Shattered Whispering Voice offers ways to express rage, frustration, joy, and sorrow, and to substitute apathy with creativity, usurp fear with daring, counteract anxiety with the joy of writing one word down and then another to express vital, but not previously articulated thoughts. Most importantly, here you can discover the value of your own voice and come to believe that what you have to say matters.




Finding Your Words for Now:

A Onetime Zoom Workshop

Saturday, August 1

9:30 - 12:30

Some days are a tumult of ricocheting emotions that may leave us feeling stranded at the shore of our lives. Time to reach for a net, grab that tumult and give it form. Turn your now into story, poem, journal entry.


Whether you call your self a writer or not, no matter. This three-hour workshop will give you tools to take what is confusing and beyond understanding and transform it so that you feel less overwhelmed. Make something tangible out of your now. Find words to respond to our complicated world. Make art out of your life.

* Strengthen your ability to listen to yourself and others.

* Play with language

* Invite inspiration

* Conquer self-doubt


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