“The universe is infinite creativity.”
Jacob Levy Moreno

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.

“Holy cow!  Grace-FULL transitions
Love it!  Sign me up!” 

September Poetry Playshop!

Date:  September 18, 2017  (Please note: this Playshop is on a Monday!)
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 me.

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, Creative Spirit & Poetry Lover

“Merely to know the Flawless Moon
dwells pure in the human heart
is to find the darkness of the night
vanished under clearing skies.”

Harvest Moon Poetic Journey!

Come enjoy another evening of dazzling poetry amid Bend Art Center’s stellar exhibit, Lunar.  Relax into the wonders of deep listening, sharing and luminous poetry curated by yours truly.  Check out Bend Art Center (formerly known as Atelier 6000 or A6).

Harvest Moon Poetic Journey
September 6, 2017  ~  7:00 – 8:30 PM

To Register:  Write or call/text me 541-318-0045.  1 seat remaining

No fee:  Donations to Bend Art Center graciously accepted.

Original print from “Lunar”at Bend Art Center

Creative Feast: September 22  ~  Join Us!

Calling all culture lovers!  Bend Art Center provides the ambiance for another Creative Feast, where you’ll savor exceptional food, music and poetry inspired by the stunning exhibit, “Lunar”.  This festival for the senses includes a sumptuous four-course seasonal dinner prepared with local ingredients by Chef Anna Witham, palate-enhancing wines, celestial cello music by Billy Mickelson, and cosmic poetry curated by moi, your MC for the evening.   Partake in lively conversation at a magical table set for 20.  Previous Feast-goers raved about the experience; some even walked away with new friends!
Register now; seats going fast!

Date:  Friday, September 22, 2017
Time:  6:00 – 8:00 P.M.  ~  Arrive early, settle in and enjoy the exhibit.
Location:  Bend Art Center, located in the Box Factory on Industrial Way, Bend
Cost:  $60.00 per person – includes food, wine, poetry, music – the works!
Register:  Call Bend Art Center at 541-330-8759.  Don’t delay…seats going fast!

K. Castelbaum

Off the Hook!  Found Poetry Playshop

Found Poetry:  surprises abound with this no holds barred literary form that remixes and rearranges existing poetry, prose and other text sources to create original works.  “Play-garizing*” this way catalyzes spontaneity and creativity through experimentation with exciting techniques that free the mind. Discover a wide spectrum of possibilities for making found poems, ranging from completely non-intentional to more deliberate, from using text alone to incorporating mixed media.  ALL levels of experience with poetry, writing and art welcomed!
* Play-garizing is cool, but plagiarising is definitely a no-no. This will be addressed in the Playshop.

:  Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time:  9:30 A.M – 3:30 P.M.
Location:  Bend Art Center, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend
Cost:  Sliding scale from $80 – $120 per person
Register now:  Call or text 541-318-0045 or e-mail me.  

           ~  ADDITIONAL EVENTS FOR 2017  ~

October 11  —  Monthly Poetry Playshop  –  6:30PM – 8:45PM

October 22  —  Woohoo!  All-Day Found Poetry Playshop!  –  10:o0AM to 4PM

November 8  —  Monthly Poetry Playshop  –  6:30PM – 8:45PM

November 10 —  Circus Poetry Journey:  A Collaboration with Bend Art Center – 7 – 8:30PM

December 4  —  Poetry Playshop:  A Collaboration with Deschutes Public Library – 5:30 – 7:30PM

December 13  —   Monthly Poetry Playshop  –  6:30 – 8:45PM

December 19  —  15th Annual Poetic Journey at Lubbesmeyer Art Studio & Gallery – 7 – 9:00PM

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Image: Paul Klee, Magic Fish