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Friday, May 14 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
How Pictures Heal: Writing Poetry From Your Personal Photos

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In the midst of our shifting daily realities, I believe this one experience remains a constant: We all take and treasure photographs of the people, places and things that bring meaning and beauty into our lives. If we have access to a cell phone or a camera, we are snapping images that inspire, comfort, stimulate mystify and delight us. We store archives of countless images that evoke memories and mysteries. Your personal photos are whispering to you–they have deeper stories to tell. Your photos hold the stories only you can write. In this workshop, you will approach your photos with an artist’s perception and awareness of powerful hidden meanings worthy of development into poetry. Writing from your photos allows you to express the truth of what you feel - and know - and haven’t said, as you capture the beauty and deeper meaning of an image. Bring a photo from which to write.

Link to recording:  https://salemstate.zoom.us/rec/play/55kEryGoZAwo_TRRDhvOZTdreil9rezxr8O35pOPUK0b_6a0IetYc1PWo4KaFZ3Ww1Z001dhYrFODl2r.JO9YQ0akhehYHt3u?continueMode=true&_x_zm_rtaid=qzR9L_sWS-S-bcf64VFuTg.1621958442322.15b17ae5be4a2d75890780d7db387743&_x_zm_rhtaid=928

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Kelly DuMar

Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright, and workshop facilitator from Boston. She’s the author of three poetry chapbooks, and her poems and photos are published in many literary journals. She serves on the Board of the International Women’s Writing Guild and produces the Bi-Monthly... Read More →

Friday May 14, 2021 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT