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Prompt 19: Where You're FromThis weeks guest facilitator, Kate Kostelnik, led us in a poetry-writing exercise this week where we identified specific events, people, and objects that we felt represented where we came from. Follow along with the recording, or the attached word doc.12,700 Topics · 13,305 PostsLast post: Can banish zithromax generico cana … · 32 seconds ago · Guest
Prompt 18: Visual Art with Judith ElyPlease view the video presentation by local painter, Judith Ely. Choose one of her paintings and write about it. You might create a short story, poem, or even a drawing.3 Topics · 3 PostsLast post: Mountain Home · 3 months ago · Guest
Prompt 17: Charlotte MatthewsThis week, guest leader and local author Charlotte Matthews led us through a writing exercise involving a few different prompts. See the video of Writer's Circle posted to the home page to follow along!2 Topics · 2 PostsLast post: ookqfnitt · 2 months ago · Guest
Prompt 16: A Kitchen of One's OwnIn "A Fork of One's Own," Jane Kramer writes "Your kitchen may not be the mirror of your soul, but it can produce a pretty accurate image of where you've landed on the time line of domesticity." What does your kitchen reveal about you?3 Topics · 5 PostsLast post: Tea Towels and Waffles · 2 months ago · Guest
Prompt 15: Walking HomeTake a walk alone this week and consider how "home" exists all around us. What do you observe, feel, smell or hear? Consider taking photos, sketching what you see, or just stopping along the way to write. You might even pick up an object to write about.5 Topics · 5 PostsLast post: The Week of Grey · 3 months ago · Guest
Prompt 13: Examining the Word "Home"This week, please read the following short article by Susan Fraiman, English professor at UVA and expert on domesticity in literature: https://news.virginia.edu/content/words-even-walls- close-covid-19-may-expand-our-understanding-home - look at post 1!5 Topics · 7 PostsLast post: Home is Where/ Where is home? · 2 months ago · Guest
Prompt 14: Walking, ThinkingBefore you sit down to write, if you are able, stand up and take a walk around your house or through your neighborhood. Take note of where your mind goes while you walk; if you'd like, pick something up to take back with you.. Write about the experience.3 Topics · 4 PostsLast post: untitled · 4 months ago · Anne Cressin
Prompt 12: Inauguration DayTake 5 or so minutes to watch a piece of the inauguration today, be it the poem that was performed, Biden's speech, or another portion of the day's proceedings. What message were they trying to send? What thoughts or feelings does it provoke?2 Topics · 4 PostsLast post: Okay, but When? · 5 months ago · thehavenwriters
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Prompt 11: Other PerspectivesIf this helps: write a scene from the perspective of someone who is nothing like you (this can be someone you know or someone who doesn’t exist at all!). Write a scene about the place or situation in which your person/character feels the most at home.0 Topics · 0 PostsNo topics yet!
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Prompt 9: Writing as MeditationWriter Erika Howsare has created this week's amazing prompt exploring writing as a tool for centering yourself. Find the link to her video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thoMuNXLuBY&feature=youtu.be1 Topic · 1 PostLast post: exploring the sonnet form · 6 months ago · Rob White
Prompt 8: Letter WritingWriting or journaling can be a practice that is restorative and reflective. Is there someone at The Haven who you've been meaning to reach out to and encourage to explore writing? Take 25-30 minutes to compose the letter you would give to them.2 Topics · 2 PostsLast post: Letter to the Homeless From Someon … · 6 months ago · thehavenwriters
Prompt 18: Rapid PromptsThis week, we followed several short prompts in succession. Take 2-3 minutes for each phrase, and try to incorporate them into your writing: suddenly, the room went dark... time flies... sometimes I worry that... affordable housing is... lighthouse1 Topic · 1 PostLast post: Chopped Poem #2 · 3 months ago · thehavenwriters
Prompt 7: Ten QuestionsOur prompt this week is introduced by Rob White, Day Shelter Coordinator at The Haven! Watch his video here: https://youtu.be/Eb6TxH3WT5Y2 Topics · 4 PostsLast post: Abuzz with Cautious Wonder · 6 months ago · Guest
Prompt 6: Food and HomeThis week's prompt is presented by Francesca Rinaldo, kitchen manager at The Haven! Watch her video here: https://youtu.be/3xaNKR_Qom88 Topics · 22 PostsLast post: Food and Home · 7 months ago · Guest
Prompt 5: HalloweenThis week's prompt is about Halloween and the things we might be scared of! The prompt is by Emily Mortimer, UVA undergrad and Haven volunteer. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOgJjJUf7Mw6 Topics · 13 PostsLast post: Halloween · 7 months ago · Guest
Prompt 4: Poems About HomeThis week's video is presented by Lisa Russ Spaar, who teaches creative writing at UVA, and her daughter, Suzannah Russ Spaar. Watch their video here: https://youtu.be/ny4zo6ECq64 What is your response to hearing their poetry out loud?4 Topics · 10 PostsLast post: Poems About Home · 7 months ago · Guest
Prompt 3: Childhood RoomOur prompt this week is by Proal Heartwell, local Charlottesville author and co-founder of the Village School. Watch his prompt here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN8WZGI6BTg7 Topics · 13 PostsLast post: Childhood Room · 7 months ago · Guest
Prompt 2: Home AgainOur prompt this week is introduced by Kate Stephenson, a professor in the UVA English Deptartment and member of the Writing in Place team. watch her prompt here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9eE9ItO114&feature=youtu.be8 Topics · 17 PostsLast post: A Perfect Home with Flaws · 7 months ago · Maajid_Husain
Prompt 1: Changing homesTake 10-15 minutes to reflect on one or all of the following questions: What did your home look like before the COVID crisis? How has it changed?13 Topics · 23 PostsLast post: neahjxqj · 1 month ago · Guest
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