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Online Workshop for Veterans

Contact: Jim Moreno at jimpoet@hotmail.com


As of July1st this program has been extended two additional weeks!

We invite Veterans to join Jim on July 6th, 20th & August 3rd at 2:30 using the link below.

A promotional poster for "How We Say It" a Free Online Poetry Course for National, International, and Deported Veterans. The poster reads: "How We Say It" A Free Online Poetry Course for National, International and Deported Veterans Sponsored by The Institute for Poetic Medicine Facilitated by Jim Moreno. Join at http://us02web.zoom.us/j/84142725900 This poetry workshop is for beginning or seasoned poets and is conducted in a container of respect for all cultures, genders, and colors of skin. My poetry teachers have been men and women who have taught me to tell my story in my poem, rhymed or not, and to use poetry to find out who I am and who I'm not. Our society has many poet warriors including Joe Milosch, June Jordan, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Sharon Olds, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Quincy Troupe. You will hear poems from these diverse poets and others in this class. You can attend one, some, or all of the poetry workshops. It should fit your budget, it's free. Jim Moreno, LMFT, is a Veteran of Vietnam and a teaching artist with San Diego Writers, Ink. He also taught poetry at Arts Connection San Diego where he was voted the Residency Teaching Artist of the Year for 2016-2017. Moreno is on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Poetic Medicine in Palo Alto, California. Join Jim Thursday, April 27, for the first of sex sessions. Meets every other Thursday, 11:00am-1:00pm Pacific or 2:30-4:30pm Pacific: April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 6 No alcohol or drugs on the day of the class. Questions/To Register: jimpoet@hotmail.com or 760-802-2449

IPM-funded Poetry Partner Jim Moreno offers an online poetry workshop for Veterans.


How We Say It

Starting on Thursday, April 27

11:00am-1:00pm Pacific

OR

2:30-4:30pm Pacific



Jim Moreno, LMFT and a Veteran of Vietnam, will offer free online poetry classes to national, international, and deported Veterans. The poetry workshop, titled How We Say It will be held every other Thursday.


These free online classes will be held from 11:00am-1:00pm Pacific or 2:30-4:30pm Pacific. Mr. Moreno will facilitate this poem-writing class that will include poems by Veterans, film clips of poetry, poetry prompts, poetry composition, and reading of the original poems by the opportunity of writing in community, offering a different experience than writing alone.


Participating California Veterans will have the option of being published. At the end of the program Veterans will be asked to submit one poem for publishing in the next edition of the 2023-2024 San Diego Poetry Annual's Chapter for Veterans.


Any Veteran is eligible for this poem-making workshop.

Come for all six or come for a single session.

There is no fee to attend.


 

Read more about Jim Moreno and his experience with Poetic Medicine here.


Jim Moreno is a teaching artist with San Diego Writers, Ink. He also taught poetry at Arts Connection San Diego where he was voted the Residency Teaching Artist of the Year for 2016-2017. Moreno is on the Advisory Board of The Institute for Poetic Medicine in Palo Alto, California and a Regional Editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual's adult, Native American, and Juvenile Hall chapters. Moreno is the author of Dancing in Dissent: Poetry for Activism (Dolphin Calling Press, 2007). He's co-editor with Mary Kowit and Joseph D. Milosch of Poems that Speak to Us: Selected Poems of Steve Kowit (Garden Oak Press, 2021). As co-editor with Joe Milosch, Jim's third book, The Activists Poetry Anthology: Selected Poems for Good Trouble (Garden Oak Press, 2022) was published July 18, 2022.


Information: jimpoet@hotmail.com

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