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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Blogging Workshop, Reading at Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Saturday, January 20, 4:00 pm, Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, 1122 Commercial, will host a blogging workshop by educator, author, and 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Admission to the workshop is the purchase of one copy (or more) of Everyday Magic: Field Notes on the Mundane and the Miraculous, now available at Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore.

The workshop will be followed by a 30 to 40-minute reading which will start at 6:00 pm, and an opportunity to visit with the author.

Mirriam-Goldberg, who has kept an online blog for more than ten years, will address blogging as a spiritual and artistic practice, as well as a way for an author to connect with their audience. She will share tools for creating posts that help a blogger grow writing as a practice and craft, and give readers a fresh view of their lives and worlds. The workshop will include some blog post writing, the generation of lists for future blog posts, and discussion on selecting topics.

Everyday Magic (published by Meadowlark Books, December 2017) features the best of Mirriam-Goldberg’s blog of the same title, exploring the mundane and miraculous unfolding around us, and how to live with greater verve, meaning, and joy. Journey through whimsical, tender, and fierce explorations of travel and homecoming, beloveds and the art of loving, grief and resilience, the arts and politics, spirit and being a body, and many other glimpses of being all-too-human in an astonishing world. Of the book, Kevin Rabas, 2017-19 Kansas Poet Laureate, writes, “Like Da Vinci, Caryn is in love with the world, knows its many ways, excels at all she does, and captures the hidden emotion behind what she studies. My world opens up when I read these. Yours will too.”

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Ph.D., is the author of two dozen books of poetry, fiction, and memoir. She also blogs for Huffington Post, has blogged for various yoga journals, and maintains numerous blogs for organizations and institutions. Her work includes Following the Curve, a collection of embodied poetry; Needle in the Bone, a non-fiction book on the Holocaust; The Sky Begins At Your Feet, a bioregional memoir on cancer and community; and the award-winning Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies in Word and Image with weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke. Founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College where she teaches, Mirriam-Goldberg leads writing workshops widely, and with singer (and Emporia native) Kelley Hunt, she co-leads writing and singing retreats. www.CarynMirriamGoldberg.com

This workshop benefits both Emporia’s independent bookstore, Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, and Emporia’s independent publisher, Meadowlark Books.

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg


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