Oh noes! The word is out and my super-secret-not-so-secret heroine self, HARLEY HARBINGER was interviewed at Luna Station Quarterly. Whatever shall I do now that the aliens can find me? But seriously, this was a blast to be involved with. Big thanks to Jody T. Morse for the feature.
Read the interview here!
I'm very excited to share with you a new project I'm a part of in October, Eastext, a collaboration with artist Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola.
I met Pablo when one of our Writespace volunteers shared his call for poets for an upcoming art project. I've always felt pulled toward ekphrastic work - that which responds or interprets artwork in some way. In fact, this is one of the more effective prompts I use in workshops and in my own writing experience. I love to visit museums and galleries and see what poetry comes from viewing artwork. Through Arts & Culture Texas and ARTHouston, I've even had the pleasure of writing about art. So Pablo's project seemed like a great fit.
After our conversation it became clear to me that my involvement needed to be more than just ekphrasis. Pablo reached out to me with an idea - to use my current fascination with erasure poetry as a response to some of the news coming out of Houston's east end. In this way, the poetry I will be presenting is part of not just my own love of ekphrasis, but also a blending of worlds - my own with that of the artist's. For this, I am very grateful to be involved. I'm also thrilled to be reading alongside local poets Eloísa Pérez-Lozano (who I've had the pleasure of publishing in Writespace's In Medias Res anthology), John Pluecker, Vanessa Torres, and Gwendolyn Zepeda.
I'll be reading my poetry October 13, 20, & 27, at 6:30pm. Event locations are to be found at the link below.
For more information click here.
Read the article in Arts&Culture Texas
I'll be teaching a Writespace jumpstarter workshop on September 10th! Register here. This is a great workshop for new writers, or established writers looking for a little boost and new ideas!
Feeling stuck? Have you not written in a while? Does the work you have accomplished seem stagnant? Join your fellow writers in a friendly, open atmosphere in which creative freedom is celebrated. Using writing prompts, visual inspiration in the form of images and props, and fun freewriting exercises, we will unleash your creativity so that you can get back on track and feel inspired again. The exercises we will share are intended to help spark new ideas, but they are also adaptable to works-in-progress, so feel free to come without a particular project in mind or with a current project you’d like to be excited by again.
TIME: Saturday, September 10th, 2-4 p.m.
PRICE: Early-Bird Price Until Monday, September 5th: $15 Members, $25 Non-Members. After September 5th: $25 Members, $35 Non-Members – Become a member here.
LOCATION: Writespace - PLEASE NOTE: There is also a Silver Street event at this time, so please allow extra time to find parking. Please see the map at this link for alternative parking information, if needed.
LEVEL: All Levels
CAP: Limited to 15 Writers
Holly Lyn Walrath is a freelance editor and author of poetry, flash fiction, and short fiction. Find her on Twitter @HollyLynWalrath
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