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Restful Productivity with Anna Elkins

Friday, 11 October, 3-5 pm at Red Lily Vineyards (Applegate Valley, OR) This third annual writing workshop is back! I'll be teaching the same course, so if you missed it in the past, join me this year during the peak of autumn leaves in the iconic Red Lily barn.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

This holiday reminds me of my goal of restful productivity. I still fail at it—often and miserably—but I keep practicing.

In early spring, I was trying really, really hard to take one day off each week. One chilly, Sabbath afternoon, I cozied up with tea and a stack of art books, and I had an idea. That idea became The Word-Painting Project: a subscription series of ten little poem-paintings of encouragement. I created one each day during a June writing retreat, made prints of the ten designs, and then mailed each batch to subscribers every week for ten weeks over the summer. Despite some postal glitches, it was fun to do, and I was heartened to receive photos of people’s prints lining their window sills and hanging on their walls. It was like one, big encouragement loop!

That project culminated in a salon & exhibit

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April 2019 Art Deadlines List

Art Deadlines List.

Art Deadlines List – April Email Edition Make Art the Change! April 2019 Email Edition May 01, 2019 – ARTISTS MAGAZINE ANNUAL ART COMPETITION Artists Magazine’s Annual Art Competition wants to honor your most outstanding work. If your art is deserving of being celebrated in the pages of Artists Magazine, this competition is for you! $24,000 in cash prizes plus publication in Artists Magazine. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2nnyvmA May 15, 2019 – 2019 DOROTHEA LANGE PAUL TAYLOR PRIZE An annual $10,000 prize given by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to support documentary artists, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. Competitive applicants have a point of view derived from an in-depth understanding of place, history, and the current situation to the proposed work. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2HqXgpr OR [email protected] April 30, 2019 – SLOWART PRODUCTIONS |

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Tibetan Temple #6

I build Shrines to the Divine entirely for my own enjoyment. There is no goal, no show in mind, no beginning, middle or end of the project. I am just creating temples, exploring the skills learned, both as an artist as well as a human. And what amaz…

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EVIDENCE

Work begins in the intersection of night and day; in darkness. Material life tumbles out onto me. Heavy life. How can I carry it? How bear it, aching? “I am overwhelmed,” I complain to John as he plans his garden, soon to be added to our care. I imagin…

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Hello world!

Check back here for snippets, stories, poems and more from writers at Writers’ Room. Coming soon!

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Anna Elkins Presents Poetry of Process, Delve November 3 at Willamette Writers

Poetry of Process, Delve by Anna Elkins

Hi, Southern Oregon Friends! I’ve got a poetry announcement for those of you who love to write–or who just want to try it out. I’ll be speaking & teaching this coming Saturday, November 3, at the Willamette Writers monthly meeting in Central Point. It’s a two-part day: 10:00-12:00: Poetry of Process :: For the morning presentation, I’ll share my own process, practical tips, & poetry–including glimpses into the stages of my current manuscript–in all its messy reality. (Free for members & $10 for guests) 1:30-3:30: Delve :: During the afternoon workshop, we will all immerse ourselves in the writing process itself and emerge with a poem. Bring paper & your favorite pen or pencil. ($20 for members & $25 for guests) For more information, visit: https://willamettewriters.org/event/southern-oregon-anna-elkins/?fbclid=IwAR3p2Em-mjGx4CP5Vouf-633Xdgwm2nnVmBjhj3NT3OI6Tb3wDmqapEDiUo Or email: [email protected] May your week be a good one! Cheers & joy, anna elkins art + word + spirit annaelkins.com

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Vignettes in the Vineyard: Writing Workshop

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Hello, Rogue Valley Friends!

It’s official: the second annual Vignettes in the Vineyard writing workshop is coming up!

Last year, we had a wonderful gathering in the scenic Red Lily barn. Glasses of wine in hand, we crafted vignettes—short, impressionistic passages of poetry or prose. It’s one of the best ways to write!

The details:

Time: Thursday, 27 September 2018, 3-5 pm

Place: Red Lily Vineyards: 11777 Highway 238, Jacksonville, OR 97530 (We’ll be meeting in their event barn)

Price: $35: Includes a little set of Take Heart greeting cards

No….

~No experience required

~No pressure to read

~No worries!

Yes…

~Yes to bringing a journal/notebook & a favorite writing pen

~Yes to discovering your inner wordsmith in a casual & caring space

~Yes to getting yourself a glass of Red Lily’s award-winning wine

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Autumn Workshops

Autumn Writing Workshops Sunday, October 22 &  Sunday, November 12 2 – 5 pm Jacksonville   Cost: $20/workshop Join us for an afternoon of inspiring prompts and new exercises in a supportive, encouraging environment.  All writers, experience levels and genres … Continue reading

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Press Engagement

  Press writing is often my first assignment with a new client. I’m always pleased to help businesses and organizations share their news with print publishers and broadcast producers. Here’s why– Trust and Awareness Nothing increases brand trust and customer awareness better than editorial
content published by respected news and entertainment outlets. Public engagement with news
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Winter Workshop

A new weekly workshop begins January 26 through February 23rd on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 9 pm at the Medford Central Library.  Come join us and warm yourself with vigorous writing, inspiring prompts and a supportive, encouraging environment! Writers of … Continue reading

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