Let’s Welcome Spring!

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spring blooms 6aWelcome to Spring 2014! even if it does look like winter still! Let’s look forward to snowdropssnowdrops, crocuses, tulips and the myriad delights of birds singing, sun shining, weather brightening as we plant seeds early this March and watch those first sprouts push up, those tiny closed buds on trees swell and burst open. It really is time to scatter thy pearls/upon our lovesick land…O Spring! (William Blake)

The workshop schedule for still-open March and April workshops is posted, please see the Calendar page.

spring blooms 4aSpring Blooms, Art and Poetry, which celebrates buds, blossoms, growing of every kind in botanical sketches and abstract botanical art, and growth, renewal, and change in nature and poetry, runs for eight weeks starting March 7.

This spring in our new Planet Earth series, we’ll study Gems, Crystals, and Minerals, which runs for eight weeks starting March 4.

Amethyst-2aFrom Journal to Essay, the  continuing non-fiction creative writing workshop which helps young writers transition easily to essay-writing from informal journal-writing, also runs for eight weeks, starting March 8.

Also once more we run 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 Spring Blooms. 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 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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