This autumn has been busy, y’all—it’s November already, what else is there to say? We all feel it, in one way or another, I’m sure. As usual, or perhaps more than usual, I am too many feet in one shoe. That’s where I am right now, in a space of wanting to remain present in my own ways, of listening to a lot of Liz Phair and not wanting to share too much.
As an editor and writer of newsletters, this month I am quiet. But as a creative person who is enthusiastic about connecting and sharing space with other writers, I have news: For the first time this month, we, the women behind The Champagne Room, are excited to offer a writing workshop over Zoom focused on generating ideas for new pieces or seeing your writing process in a different light. During this generative creative writing session, Emma and I will give participants writing prompts that are intended to get your hands in motion. We will spend time working on each prompt, and then we will offer time to share work or reflect upon the process. We hope that this event will be useful for anyone feeling a little blocked creatively, or simply offer an opportunity to write without the pressure of completion—we are focusing on fluidity, on opening doors.
This workshop will take place over Zoom on Thursday, November 17th from 7:30 to 9 PM (EST). There is a participation cost of $10 that will go toward helping us continue to expand our community with more opportunities to connect such as these. You can register here.
Our latest contributor conversation is with Kelly R. Samuels, author of the poems “Plummet” and “Glacial Surging” featured in Issue 02. Kelly’s thoughts on news as inspiration, writing spaces, and the importance of word choice will be available on November 15th.
Love and Light,
Founder and Editor, The Champagne Room