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A FREE May Mini Poetry Challenge (Online)

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If you've been curious about the 21 Day Poetry Challenge, but have yet to experience it, or have not done a poetry challenge in some months or years, this is your chance to check out a shorter, FREE version, beginning this Friday, May 17, when I’ll send the first installment to your inbox.

Our theme is Home and Belonging.

This is a chance to connect in real time with your host, Holly Wren Spaulding, and other committed writers.

You can participate from the comfort of home, which may surprise you as a viable way to belong to a circle of sensitive and thoughtful human beings, which is who shows up for this sort of thing.

You need to register by Thursday, May 16, at 8pm Eastern Time. Go here to register: https://poetryforge.typeform.com/to/O8LnNN.

As with the traditional 21 Day Poetry Challenge, our writing will stem from our reading of thoughtfully selected poems and original writing provocations—all of them designed to spark a generative process in under 15 minutes.

Our pathfinder poets will include May Swenson, Steph Burt, Warsan Shire, and others.

Five days, five poems, five provocations, and an invitation to join Holly for a live workshop on Monday, May 20, via video, at 12:00 Noon EST.

Register to participate in the May Mini Poetry Challenge:


Read Holly’s most recent newsletter, for more context: https://mailchi.mp/a15279465283/may-mini-challenge-invite