August Poetry and Painting Still Open


Summer’s flying by at The Wishing Well and we don’t want you to miss out on summer art and poetry! Next week’s Transforming Medusa: Recreating Stories from Mythology camp filled up overnight and is now FULL. Registration for this camp is closed. 

However a few spots remain in both August camps, two in New England Poetry and four in Painting Water.  Please sign up now if you are interested!

Last week was a full one of nature art, nature poetry, and nature prose at Create a Nature Notebook in the Milton Art Center–a packed and very inspiring workshop which has spawned all sorts of new ideas for workshops, journals, blogs…this workshop runs again at The Wishing Well the last week of July (currently full/closed), and will return in the fall. It is designed to inspire kids to get closer to nature, to create and recreate from observing the flora and fauna around them, and to write poetry and prose out of their real-life and imaginative encounters with the natural world. Judging from the prodigious flow of poems that came out of this workshop, and the tangible joy the kids expressed in all the art projects we embarked on, the plan worked!

I hope to expand this web space to include story-writing, poetry, science, and art resources and links for children and parents who read and write and paint and draw, stay tuned!  I am also working on the photo gallery, soon to be unveiled!

The schedule for Fall art, science, and writing workshops and camps will be posted shortly.  


About Ramola D

Ramola D is the author of Invisible Season (WWPH, 1998), which co-won the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry award in 1998, and Temporary Lives, awarded the 2008 AWP Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and finalist in the 2010 Library of Virginia Fiction awards. A Discovery/The Nation finalist and five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she is the recipient of a 2005 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry. Her fiction, poetry, essays, and writer-interviews have appeared in various journals and anthologies including previously in Blackbird, Prairie Schooner, Agni, Northwest Review, Green Mountains Review, Writer’s Chronicle, Indiana Review, recently in Extraordinary Rendition: (American) Writers on Palestine (OR Books, 2015), All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), and also in Best American Poetry 1994, Full Moon on K Street: Poems by Washington, DC Poets (Plan B Press, 2009), and Best American Fantasy 2007. Her fiction was shortlisted in Best American Stories 2007, and included in Enhanced Gravity: More Fiction by Washington DC Women Writers (Paycock Press, 2006). She holds an MFA in Poetry from George Mason University and a BS in Physics and an MBA from the University of Madras. She has most recently taught creative writing at The George Washington University and The Writer’s Center, Bethesda. She lives currently in the Boston area where she edits the online literary review Delphi Quarterly, runs the citizen-journalism site The Everyday Concerned Citizen while also building the new Human Rights documentation site, Covert Assaults Satyagraha, and teaches children's art and creative writing workshops at her home studio, The Wishing Well.

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