Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EDT September 21st 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this session!

For this session we read an excerpt from “Man Camp” by Claire Boyles, from her book of short stories titled Site Fidelity, posted below. 

Our prompt was: Write about cocky absolute certainty.

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Participants are warmly encouraged to share what you wrote below (“Leave a Reply”), to keep the conversation going here, bearing in mind that the blog of course is a public space where confidentiality is not assured.

Also, we would love to learn more about your experience of these sessions, so if you’re able, please take the time to fill out a follow-up survey of one to two quick questions!

Please join us for our next session Friday September 30th at 12 pm EDT, with more times listed on our Live Virtual Group Sessions.


An excerpt from “Man Camp” by Claire Boyles


Live Virtual Group Session: 6PM EDT September 19th 2022

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For this session we read a poem A Green Crab’s Shell by Mark Doty , posted below. 

Our prompt was:  Write about your shell.

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Participants are warmly encouraged to share what you wrote below (“Leave a Reply”), to keep the conversation going here, bearing in mind that the blog of course is a public space where confidentiality is not assured.

Also, we would love to learn more about your experience of these sessions, so if you’re able, please take the time to fill out a follow-up survey of one to two quick questions!

Please join us for our next session Wednesday September 21st at 12 pm EDT, with more times listed on our Live Virtual Group Sessions.


A Green Crab’s Shell by Mark Doty

Not, exactly, green:
closer to bronze
preserved in kind brine,

something retrieved
from a Greco-Roman wreck,
patinated and oddly

muscular. We cannot
know what his fantastic
legs were like—

though evidence
suggests eight
complexly folded

scuttling works
of armament, crowned
by the foreclaws'

gesture of menace
and power. A gull's
gobbled the center,

leaving this chamber
—size of a demitasse—
open to reveal

a shocking, Giotto blue.
Though it smells
of seaweed and ruin,

this little traveling case
comes with such lavish lining!
Imagine breathing

surrounded by
the brilliant rinse
of summer's firmament.

What color is
the underside of skin?
Not so bad, to die,

if we could be opened
into this—
if the smallest chambers

of ourselves,
similarly,
revealed some sky.

Credit: poets.org

Live Virtual Group Session: 12PM EDT September 16th 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this session!

For this session we look a close look at the painting See You On the Other Side by  Matthew Wong (2019), posted below. 

Our prompt was: Write about where you stand.

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Participants are warmly encouraged to share what you wrote below (“Leave a Reply”), to keep the conversation going here, bearing in mind that the blog of course is a public space where confidentiality is not assured.

Also, we would love to learn more about your experience of these sessions, so if you’re able, please take the time to fill out a follow-up survey of one to two quick questions!

Please join us for our next session Monday September 19th at 6 pm EDT, with more times listed on our Live Virtual Group Sessions.


See You On the Other Side by  Matthew Wong (2019)

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Live Virtual Group Session: 6PM EDT September 12th 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this session!

For this session we read a poem Wildflowers by H.E. Fisher, posted below. 

Our prompt was:  When I was little….

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Participants are warmly encouraged to share what you wrote below (“Leave a Reply”), to keep the conversation going here, bearing in mind that the blog of course is a public space where confidentiality is not assured.

Also, we would love to learn more about your experience of these sessions, so if you’re able, please take the time to fill out a follow-up survey of one to two quick questions!

Please join us for our next session Friday September 16th at 12 pm EDT, with more times listed on our Live Virtual Group Sessions.


Wildflowers by H.E. Fisher

ⓒ Free Lines Press, 2022.

Encuentros virtuales en vivo: Sábado 3 de septiembre, 13:00 EDT

El texto que escogimos para hoy fue 29 de junio de 1981. Los últimos besos por Nely González.

La propuesta de escritura fue Escribe sobre un beso.

Aquí, ahora alentamos a los participantes que si así lo desean, compartan lo que escribieron a continuación. Deja tu respuesta aquí, si deseas continuar la conversación. Pero antes, les recomendamos tener en cuenta que el blog es un espacio público donde, por supuesto, no se garantiza la confidencialidad.

Por favor, únase a nosotros en nuestra próxima sesión en español: El sábado 1 octubre a las 13 hrs. o a la 1 pm EDT. También, ofrecemos sesiones en inglés. Ve a nuestra página de sesiones grupales virtuales en vivo.

Esperamos verte pronto!


 29 de junio de 1981. Los últimos besos por Nely González

Por la tarde, ya de noche,
tus últimos besos recibí
Con cuánto cariño me besaste
Luego te diste la vuelta y a dormir.

Ya de mañana dormías todavía
Pero no volviste a despertar
Tus ojos ya no se abrieron más
Ni tus labios me volvieron a besar.

Aunque el tiempo pase 
creo que no podré olvidar
aquellos besos que fueron despedida
que nunca más me los darás.

Me diste uno
y yo te di tres
te dije que me debías dos y me los diste
no querías deber.

Después te fuiste al amanecer
de aquel dormir no despertaste más
así te marchaste de mi lado
para no volver a regresar.

Yo solo sueño con verte
y que en sueños te pueda besar
Cuanta alegría me daría
aunque en sueños, poderte abrazar.