“Creativity is contagious – pass it on.”
Albert Einstein

Poetry Playshops & More!

Nourish and savor your creative mojo!  Let your genius-in-residence speak!
Experiment with primo writing prompts in a relaxed setting with a posse of kindred spirits.

Excellent for both fledglings & long-time lovers of poetry & creative expression!
Poetry Playshops meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month.



Celebrate National Poetry Month
Poem In Your Pocket Day!

April Playshop:  Get Ready for Poem In Your Pocket Day!

Date:  Wednesday, April 11, 2018  
Time:  6:30 – 8:45 PM
Location:  Bend, OR. Directions given upon registration.
Cost:  $25 – 40 sliding scale.
Register now:  Call/text 541-318-0045 or email krayna@clearlenscoaching.com

Here’s what one participant said about his experience:

“My English teacher said be quiet, sit up straight, and write poetry the proper way.  I failedand had to stand in front of the class to be instructed on the “right way.”  I went to a Poetry Playshop and recovered – there was no right or wrong.  I wrote a poem in my own way and shared it in my own voice.  Bravo!”   Tom Filcich ~  Recovering English Student & Poetry Lover

“Rompu, rompu la murojn inter la popoloj!
Break, break the walls between the peoples!”
Dr. L.L. Zamenhof  (1859 – 1917)

A Poetic Journey: Poems of Empathy & Peace 

Celebrate National Poetry Month with this special event: poetry curated by moi, inspired by artist Sukha Worob’s exhibit, Zamenhof’s Trials.  The visionary L.L. Zamenhof labored to create a common language, Esperanto, to foster communication and peace between people.  Come savor poetry of connection.  Enjoy listening and sharing in a community of kindred spirits.  NO experience with poetry necessary!

Date/Time:  Monday April 9, 2018  ~  7:00 – 9:00PM

Location:  Bend Art Center, in the Box Factory on Industrial Way,  Bend, Oregon.

No Fee:  Donations graciously accepted to benefit Bend Art Center

Register:  Contact me at 541-318-0045 or write krayna@clearlenscoaching.com 

“Creativity is contagious –
pass it on.”

Albert Einstein

Creative Feast: A Sensory Extravaganza

Bend Art Center’s exhibit creates a stunning backdrop for this special spring Creative Feast, inspired by the exhibit, Zamenhof’s Trials.   Chef Anna Witham prepares a four-course seasonal dinner, musician Billy Mickelson of Third Seven performs modern cello and moi, your friendly Poetry Instigator, will MC and serve up poetry between courses.  Revel in a sensory experience amid lively conversation at an elegant table for 20.  Register now!  Tickets go fast.

Date/Time:  Saturday April 21, 2018  ~  6:00 – 8:00PM

Location:  Bend Art Center, in the Box Factory on Industrial Way,  Bend, Oregon.

Cost:  $60 per person, includes food and wine.  A screamin’ deal.

Register:  Contact Bend Art Center at 541-330-8759.  Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Additional events are always in the works!  

Here’s some stuff already in the ol’ hopper:

April 9th – 7:00 – 9:00 PM:  Poetic Journey at Bend Art Center
April 11th – 6:30 – 8:45 PM:  Monthly Poetry Playshop
April 21st – 6:30 – 8:30 PM:  Creative Feast at Bend Art Center

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