Friday, July 15; 1:30—3:30 PM

Location: Zoom

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Words on a Page: Writing Craft Workshop for Teens series with d. ellis phelps

What Do You Call It: Name Poems

Think about how you feel on a school morning compared to how you feel on Saturday morning.  If your name is Bob, you are still Bob but maybe you are Happy-to-see-my—friends-Bob on a school morning and Lazy-sleepy-head-Bob on Saturday. Maybe you have a nick-name, too, like Shortie or Gadget! In this writing craft workshop, we will look at a few writing samples, explore naming as group and write a name-poem of our own. Finally, we’ll share our work, giving and receiving soft-feedback.

d. ellis phelps is the author of three books of poetry, of the novel, Making Room for George, and of the blog, Formidable Woman Sanctuary where she publishes fws:  international journal of literature & art.  She is the founding editor of Moon Shadow Sanctuary Press.  She has edited more than a dozen poetry anthologies for children and adults.  Ms. Phelps has taught fine art to students of all ages for decades.  She facilitates writing craft workshops for the Patrick Heath Public Library of Boerne, Texas, and other venues.  She is currently serving as managing editor for the anthology milagros:  everyday miracles (2021).