Winter 2014 Workshops Are Here


pansy-smallWelcome to Winter 2014! & Happy New Year–in this so very special and exciting new year, the first (in nineteen) that started with a Capricorn New Moon in this particularly luminous month with 2, not one perigee moons/supermoons!  (See EarthSky for more on Perigee Moons or Supermoons.)

And our workshops will begin around the time of the Wolf Moon or Old Moon the week of January 14. The workshop schedule for upcoming January and February workshops is posted, please see the Calendar page.

This January & February in our Amateur Astronomer series, we’ll study Winter Stars and Planets, which runs for six weeks starting Jan 14. 

Mandala Universe (Circle and Spiral) Art and Poetry, which celebrates circles, spirals, and patterns of repeating in nature and poetry, runs for six weeks starting Jan 16.

From Journal to Essay, the  non-fiction creative writing workshop which helps young writers transition easily to essay-writing from informal journal-writing, also runs for six weeks, starting Jan 18.

Also Launching the New! Online Creative Writing workshop, Create a Magical World.

Please go to the Calendar Page for more information on all workshops.

Drop-in Art for recently or currently enrolled families continues, with some changes: Moms, if you’d like to come paint or sketch, with or without your child/ren, Sunday afternoons between 2 pm – 5 pm, please drop by. This term we’ll play with the art ideas from Mandala Universe. Please drop a note any given week if you plan to come–thanks!


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 journal Delphi Literary Review, runs the media site and blog The Everyday Concerned Citizen, and the broadcast station Ramola D Reports (on Youtube, Vimeo, Bitchute) and teaches online art, natural science, and creative writing workshops at

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