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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Living Poetry Writing Month

Living Writers Collective Presents

Living Poetry Writing Month

Unleash Your Inner Wordsmith

August 1–30

Living Poetry Writing Month (LiPoWriMo) starts August 1 as we lead into our first PINOT & POETRY session on September 5. Unleash your inner wordsmith for thirty days and nights. There are no rules (except to keep writing), so turn off your mental editor, stifle those brain whispers that limit your ability to express yourself, and bathe in the beauty of words. It might be a single-line poem each day, or it might be an epic poem that you grow throughout the month, or it might be something in between.

There is no pressure to be perfect. The idea of LiPoWriMo is the same as NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Don’t stop to edit—just keep writing. If you stop to edit, the art of raw creation is stalled, and once you turn on your inner editor, it’s often impossible to recapture that creativity. If you want to edit, try to save it for September.

Your poems are for you to enjoy and develop. You do not have to share them. Though if you’d like to share them at any point, you are welcome to do so on our private Living Writers Collective Facebook page.   

Even if you aren’t a poet, writing poetry—even if you perceive it as bad poetry—strengthens any writing you do. So I encourage you all to join us for LiPoWriMo.

Post By: LWC Director, Karen Aldridge 
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