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Come play! January 22 in Telluride, Colorado, at the Ah Haa School

A drawing and poetry class with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and Meredith Nemirov

Everyone has a “cherished object,” perhaps one from childhood that elicits memories from times past, or perhaps something more recently purchased that brings joy and pleasure. In this class, we’ll explore them and see what they have to teach us. It’s part of a long tradition: Poets write odes—consider that famous Grecian urn or Pablo Neruda’s socks. And artists practice the still life—Giorgio Morandi spent a lifetime painting one group of vases!

For a day, give yourself over to the inner magic of things (“no ideas but in things” said William Carlos Williams). Join poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and artist Meredith Nemirov to explore the objects of your world.

Bring a couple of objects you like. Bring any drawing tools you enjoy working with—pens, pencils, charcoal, etc. Bring a sketch book about 11” x 15.” Class will break for an hour for lunch.

 

January 22, Ah Haa School, Tellruide, CO

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$150

to register, visit Ah Haa or call 970-728-3886.

 

 

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"So love, love, love." Hafiz, This Sky Where We Live

 

Poetry and dream work walk hand in hand in the most creative and inspiring ways. In this workshop, dream practitioner Corinne Platt and poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer will work with students to explore the landscape of dreams. We’ll use symbols, images, metaphors and feelings to leap into language, writing poems that walk the line between certainty and uncertainty, dream and reality, the irrational and the true. Through dreams and poetry we will navigate the tides of becoming—the continual, miraculous unfolding of life. No previous experience with dream work or poetry necessary.

For more information, visit The Ah Haa School

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Hello Poetry Friends,

I hope you can join me in the next month at these events–several involving happy hour, one involving painting, another involving writing about painting and meditation, and several just plain old writing for the glorious sake of writing. Events in Ridgway, Telluride, Ontario, and Montrose. Come play!

 

June 26

Art Bar: The Art of Showing Up

Ridgeway, CO

Sherbino Theater, 6 p.m.

with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

 

Sometimes, writing a poem is good medicine. The process can help us keep our heads and hearts where our bodies are, inviting us to return to the present moment again and again. No matter how busy you are—or not—this art of paying attention to the here and now has a wonderful way of inspiring us to live better, and to make our world better, while at the same time allowing us to see ourselves and the world as “good enough.” This is a workshop brought to you by curiosity and paradox. We’ll read, write and share poems. All levels of writing expertise welcome. For more information, contact Trisha at 970-318-0150 or programs@weehawkenarts.org. https://www.weehawkenarts.org/all-classes/343-artbar-d-the-art-of-showing-up-with-rosemerry-wahtola-trommer

 

 

 

 

July 7

First Saturday Poetry

Denver, CO

Bookbar, 4:30 p.m. mingling, 5:30 p.m. reading

Rosemerry and Erika Moss Gordon perform a poetry duet at one of the country’s most innovative and successful bookstores. For more information, contact Crystal at crystal@bookbardenver.com. https://www.bookbardenver.com/event/first-saturday-poetry-series-12

 

 

 

 

July 25 & 26

Writing into the Unknown

Telluride, CO

Ah Haa School, 3-6 p.m.

“Write what you know,” says the adage, but what happens when we write to unknow? What happens when we let our curiosity guide our writing? In this workshop, we will read poems and stories that launch us into wonder, writing that opens doors instead of clicking them closed, then we’ll leap into writing of our own, writing that is more interested in exploration than answers, writing inspired by authenticity. Let’s find out how a bit of what if might transform what happens when you sit down to the page. For more information, contact 970-728-3886. http://www.ahhaa.org/calendarize/writing-unknown-rosemerry-wahtola-trommer/

 

July 28 & 29

The Art of Showing Up: with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer & Jill Davey

Caledon, Ontario

Alton Mill Arts Centre, 9:40 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Sometimes, writing a poem is good medicine. The process can help us keep our heads and hearts where our bodies are, inviting us to return to the present moment again and again. No matter how busy we are—or not—this art of paying attention to the here and now has a wonderful way of inspiring us to live better, and to make our world better, while at the same time allowing us to see ourselves and the world as “good enough.” To explore the art of showing up, we’ll practice meditation with Jill Davey. We’ll practice ekhprasis, the art of writing poems about works of art. And we’ll practice writing poems based on our observations of the natural world.

This is a workshop brought to you by curiosity and paradox. We’ll read, write and share poems, and find quiet and voice in ourselves. All levels of writing and meditation expertise welcome.  Bring a journal with you! $325 + hst. To register: https://waxworksencaustics.com/events/the-art-of-showing-up-july-28-29/ or call 519-323-3437

 

 

August 1
Write Like Crazy!

Montrose, CO

Field House, 25 Colorado Ave, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Let’s play! This is a class of prompts and writing! We’ll experiment with poetry and stories. The goal? A good time with words in a playful, supportive environment. A class for rousing your muse, no matter where you are in your writing practice. For more information, contact programs@weehawkenarts.org .

 

 

August 10-13

Taking Flight: A Poetry and Painting Retreat for Women

Telluride, CO

Ah Haa School, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily

We spend so much energy holding things together, keeping it all in. Let your pen and your paintbrush be the keys to fling open the cage doors. With curiosity as our guide and paradox as our playground, we’ll launch and laugh ourselves into four days of creative freedom. This is a time to generate new work, to be seduced by your wilder self, to explore in an uncensored way the powerful, vulnerable, radiant, humble, soaring woman that is you. All levels of experience and inexperience welcome. Led by Rosemerry and Brucie Holler. http://www.ahhaa.org/calendarize/taking-flight-poetry-painting-retreat-women-brucie-holler-rosemerry-wahtola-trommer/

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Step out of your everyday life and into yourself.

Join me and painter Brucie Holler for four days in Telluride, Colorado in a creative retreat for women at the Ah Haa School for the Arts, July 25-28.

Here. A chance to step out of the rush of your life and dedicate time to your creative, playful, wise and unfolding self. What memories, stories, images and patterns might appear?

For more information, click here

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Going Out, Going In: An evening of writing play for women
ROSEMERRY WAHTOLA TROMMER
July 16, 2015
Telluride, CO
Wilkinson Public Library, 6-8 p.m.

A teaser class for the upcoming four day poetry and painting retreat at Ah Haa, see below. Open to any woman, free.

Not with a Bang, but a Whimper: The Art of Ending Poems
ROSEMERRY WAHTOLA TROMMER
July 19,  2015
Ridgway, CO
Weehawken Arts, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

<span “font-size:10.5pt;mso-fareast-font-family:”times=”” roman”;=”” mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;mso-bidi-font-family:”times=”” color:black”=”” style=”color: rgb(98, 98, 98); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; line-height: 24px;”>In poetry, crafting a memorable, attention-grabbing first line is important. But a poem’s final lines are absolutely critical. Why do some poems seem unfinished? In this workshop, we’ll look at endings of some well-known (and not-so-well-known) poems and talk about what works and what doesn’t and why. And using writing prompts and exercises, we’ll write and rewrite and practice the art of ending it well. If they are interested, participants can bring a poem or two with unsatisfactory endings that they have previously written. https://apm.activecommunities.com/weehawkenarts/Activity_Search/1720

Putting the Polish on Your Poems
ROSEMERRY WAHTOLA TROMMER
July 28-August 25, 2015
Telluride, CO
Ah Haa School for the Arts, Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.

Kill your darlings. Show don’t tell. These are a few classic bits of advice written in red pen on the poet’s page. But improving your writing goes way beyond such adages. In this five-week class, We will also discuss how and where to send out your poems for publication. For more info, visit http://www.ahhaa.org/calendarize/putting-the-polish-on-your-poems/

Going Out, Going In: A Four-Day Art & Writing Retreat for Women
ROSEMERRY WAHTOLA TROMMER
August 13-16, 2015
Telluride, CO
Ah Haa School, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Here. A chance to step out of the rush of your life and dedicate time to your creative, playful, wise and unfolding self. What memories, stories, images and patterns might appear? In this four-day intensive, poet Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer and painter Brucie Holler guide and encourage women as they explore in two genres, a practice that allows for surprising insights, clarity and vulnerability. A workshop for women who are ready to go deeper, take new risks, and move more wholly into their creative process. http://www.ahhaa.org/calendarize/going-out-going-in-a-four-day-art-writing-experience-for-women/

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How do you improve your writing? This week I will be leading a free class at the Wilkinson Public Library in Telluride, “Putting the Polish on You Poems.” It is a teaser for a five-week class I will be leading through the Ah Haa School for the Arts starting later this month. Not sure you are ready for re-vamping your work? That’s why we offer this teaser. Join me from 6 to 8  on Wednesday, July 8. I believe in positive reinforcement and creating a safe environment for sharing, and I also love to push people in their craft. If you can’t make the class, but would like help with your poems, please inquire about my hour-long poetry conversations, available in person or over the phone.

for more information about the Ah Haa Class, visit http://www.ahhaa.org/calendarize/putting-the-polish-on-your-poems/

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Hi Poetry Friends,

I will be teaching a very special four-day workshop for women the last week of February. My partner, Brucie Holler, is an incredible painter, and she and I have created a program designed to help you play, to break through any limitations you place on your own creativity, and to really grow as an artist/poet and woman. No previous writing or painting experience is necessary … and experts welcome, too! We are ready to welcome all women into a big conversation about what it means to be a woman, what it is to have a voice, to be a creator, a maker of beauty and a demolisher of walls …

Join us in Telluride! here’s the link:

http://www.ahhaa.org/calendarize/going-going-five-day-art-writing-retreat-women/

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Come Play Poetry in Telluride …

You. A poem a day. 30 days. Life may never be the same … 

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