So I have prepared for you a month load of prompts for August! Grab a journal and follow along! The prompts will be posted on my blog every Monday, but you can also opt in below to have them sent directly to your email! Sign up below! I can not wait to share in this with you! Make sure you use the hashtag #writerswritewld so I can see excerpts of what you may be working on!
We live in a digital age and it's been great for us as bloggers, writers, musicians, and more to get the word out about what we're doing. But there is something that will never go away about being given the opportunity to connect with people in person! I love it. When I am at speaking at engagements or hosting my own events, I absolutely love when people come up to me and tell me how they read the blog and follow me on social networks, etc. and I always have such a memorable experience with them. And so in addition to blogging, I continually have this need to create a space for women to come and share and connect.
I wanted to take classes in my last year of college at Temple that would help me be able to take criticism better. Somewhere along the way, I realized that criticism is simply a part of growing and I wanted to be better at receiving it and adjusting. So I signed up for two classes – Broadcast Performance and Poetry as Performance. Little did I know that Poetry as Performance would change the course of my writing forever and for that I am truly grateful.
Kimmika Williams-Witherspoon was the instructor. Fairly tall (I’m short so people are most often fairly tall), brown skin, locks, and an invigorating spirit. No holds bar, she was in it, in this poetry thing from the moment that we stepped in that room. Though initially I was apprehensive about all the books I had to buy, I’m pretty sure from the moment I stepped in that room I knew that this class would be something special.