Welcome to where I am, where my kitchen's always messy, a pot's (or a poet) always about to boil over, a dog is always begging to be fed. Drafts of poems on the counter. Windows filled with leaves. Wind. Clouds moving over the mountains. If you like poetry, books, and music--especially dog howls when a siren unwinds down the hill-- you'll like it here.


MY NEW AUTHOR'S SITE, KATHRYNSTRIPLINGBYER.COM, THAT I MYSELF SET UP THROUGH WEEBLY.COM, IS NOW UP. I HAD FUN CREATING THIS SITE AND WOULD RECOMMEND WEEBLY.COM TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP A WEBSITE. I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY NEW SITE TO KEEP UP WITH EVENTS RELATED TO MY NEW BOOK.


MY NC POET LAUREATE BLOG, MY LAUREATE'S LASSO, WILL REMAIN UP AS AN ARCHIVE OF NC POETS, GRADES K-INFINITY! I INVITE YOU TO VISIT WHEN YOU FEEL THE NEED TO READ SOME GOOD POEMS.

VISIT MY NEW BLOG, MOUNTAIN WOMAN, WHERE YOU WILL FIND UPDATES ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MY KITCHEN, IN THE ENVIRONMENT, IN MY IMAGINATION, IN MY GARDEN, AND AMONG MY MOUNTAIN WOMEN FRIENDS.




Friday, December 31, 2010

Campbell Folk School Offers Poetry/Prose Workshop with Karen Paul Holmes.


Karen Holmes, one of WNC's up and coming poets, is offering a workshop at Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, one of the loveliest places on the planet. Karen is also a prose writer and a web designer. She knows her material! You can find her on facebook, by the way.

The class is an all-genre writing class and here are the details, following the Monet water lilies, which just may inspire you to begin writing, even before you sign up for Karen's class.


January 30- Feb 5, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
"Sing and Paint with Words"
This is a writing class for poets and prose writers where we will look to the other arts for ideas and inspiration. In other words, we'll "call all muses" to help us write. We'll listen to music, look at art and share great lines of authors and poets. We'll have plenty of class time to write and prompts to get us started. You might decide, for example, to write about what you hear in a piece of music or how it made you feel. You might even decide to create a character in a short story or poem who plays the violin or paints like Monet. Or you might simply get a burst of creativity to finish a project or start a new one. The week will include tips on editing to make your work the best it can be and one-on-one coaching sessions. What a great way to kick start your New Year's writing resolution.

For more information and to register, call the Folk School today 1-800-FOLK-SCH or visit www.folkschool.org
The class is wide open, so a "local resident" 50% discount on tuition ($276) will apply if you live in one of the qualifying "local" counties.

1 comment:

KarenPH said...

Thank you for saying such nice things and for promoting my class! Happy New Year. I'm glad we got to know each other this year.