Thoughts on Summer
“Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.”
―Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
For the past few years, Crones Counsel has held a poetry/storyteller night. This is meant to be different from the morning storytelling sessions.
If you are a poet, it is an opportunity to read some of your work. If you have written memoir, you may choose to share a story. This is the time where you can have paper to read from and have prepared some of your work to share, as opposed to the spontaneous storytelling which occurs in the morning. If you are a poetry lover, but not a writer, this would be a time you could share a poem or a story that has touched your life that you would like to share with everyone. It need not be your original words, however it is important to designate the name of the writer or author of the work.
All of you poets and storytellers, new, old, just beginning or lovers of the written word, this is a venue to experiment with reading work aloud. You can prepare and/or practice speaking it before coming to Counsel.
If you have written chapbooks, or published in any way, and wish to share any of these, do contact Marta in the Artisan’s Bazaar, to see about renting space for your books.
There will be sign up sheets for those who would like to read and share. Feel free to contact me ahead of time if you know now that you would like to present a poem or body of work. Just send me the title and a few sentences about yourself.
Looking forward to hearing all of your written and heartfelt words.
Crones Counsel 28
Wondering about next year’s location for Crones Counsel 28? Be sure to read the August newsletter for those details.
Follies at Crones Counsel
Grandma said, “Don’t hide your light under a bushel basket.” Crone Counsel Follies 27 is your time to shine! Never mind that dance like nobody’s watching stuff. We are watching and clapping and cheering and loving it all.
Whatever your talent, bring it Saturday night for 5-7 minutes. Strut your stuff, throw away the bushel basket and have fun. And if you’re feeling just a little bit shy… Sign up now for the Follies.
CALLING ALL ARTISTS to TUCSON!
We would love to see your latest creations in Tucson so don’t wait to sign up for the Artisan Bazaar. You can do it on our website: www.cronescounsel.org.
If you want to share a table, simply sign up and request a ‘share.’ And you can always post on our Facebook page – Crones Counsel 27 – to see if there is someone who would like to share a table.