Westport — Fall may be over, but winter in town promises to be just as inspiring for Westport Writes Together, a community writing project taking place in spring 2023.
In addition to being a creative outlet for the community, the project centers around the beauty found in Westport. This is how participating writers celebrate the town as they work, focusing on the natural beauty of Westport in different seasons.
Writing prompts will be released each season, allowing anyone who participates in the project to engage with other community members as they write seasonally inspired work.
Heading into the fall, in celebration of the area’s famous foliage, the phrase “Write about Westport’s stunning yellow, red and orange trees and scenery” was written.
The project also includes writers’ gatherings and library readings.
Fall’s Library Book Club will be held on November 12th at the Westport Free Public Library (408 Old County Rd.), providing an opportunity for writers to meet and share ideas, and for those who want to read their work aloud. I was.
In a press release, project leader Midori Evans said, “Writers from as far afield as Newport, Rhode Island, Mattapoiset, and many from Westport, will celebrate the season, read their work, and connect with other writers.” We gathered at
Moderated by Westport-based poet James Cronin, the audience was presented with poetry, flash fiction, short essays and long snippets.
“Listening to Joan McKinley’s ‘Soft and Gentle Air’ and Paul Mercier’s ‘Maples and Pines’ was like taking a walk in the autumn woods. In “The Properties of Declining Light” and “Autumn Nocturn,” the poet pairs the waning seasons with the ending seasons of life, so that knowledge and souls can be transported somewhere through time,” Evans said. Told.
The writers then made time for their craft, creative projects, and discussed Westport’s natural beauty.
“So many people have contributed to the Fall Writing Prompts. Whether you’re an adult living in Port or someone far away with memories, you spent your childhood here,” Evans said.
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After that, some people reached out from as far away as Europe. herald news I wrote about the project in October.
“I received a submission from Belgium, a reminder of Elephant Rock, which is connected across the Atlantic Ocean more than 3,000 miles away,” said Evans.
Westport Writes Together’s winter prompts are:
There will be two more writers’ gatherings for the project on Saturday, January 14th at 1:00 PM and Monday, April 3rd at 4:30 PM. Both will be held at the Westport Friends Meeting House at 938 Main Road.
Two more library readings will be held at the Westport Free Public Library on Thursday, January 26th at 6:30pm and Saturday, April 29th at 1:00pm.
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Anyone can attend any or all of these events.
“We love meeting new writers, people who are convinced they aren’t writers, writers of all ages, genres and types!” Evans said.
Volunteers and sponsors are welcome. For those interested, please visit midoricreativity.com/westportwrites. You can also find a complete calendar of Westport Writes Together events here.
For more information on Westport Writes Together, including prompts and writing tips, check the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The program is supported in part by a grant from the Westport Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Bank of America-administered Helen E. Ellis Charitable Trust.
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