Thursday, October 29, 2015

Barcelona Spain Reading the 30th Oct and Workshop the 31st Oct

JKD and MN reflected over "old" Barcelona model at the Maritime Museum
Michelle Noteboom and I are in Barcelona, Spain this week on a sort of nostalgia return trip here after our last Oct visit in 2013 when we were also joined by Bonny Finberg. We find the city fabulously warm and welcoming and of course the sun lingering into the fall with its welcome warmth is not to be missed. But we are also honored to be reading here again, and I am also doing a writing workshop: see here is some key info for those events should you be here and want to join, and a few pictures for those who just want to bask in the beautiful Barcelona air vicariously!

Michelle Noteboom and Jennifer K Dick 
+ open readings for interested authors who want to share work!
9pm Oct 30th at Collage, 96 Sant Salvador, Barcelona
Two American poets, Jennifer K Dick and Michelle Noteboom, will read their poems on Friday, October 30, at Collage. All Collage events are must-see, but Jen and Michelle aren’t in Barcelona nearly often enough, and you don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear them. Please bring work to read in the open reading. For more information or to RSVP: see the Facebook event invitation:

5-7pm Oct 31st at Collage, 96 Sant Salvador, Barcelona
DESCRIPTION: Open to authors of prose, poetry or mixed genre works, this Saturday afternoon workshop is about starting, and starting again, providing tips, techniques and some triggering exercises to get ink onto and into the white page. For authors, each day, each page brings us a sense of accomplishment and the excitement of getting somewhere even when we battle to find a single line that works for us. So, to generate and work at attaining some tips that can be used to generate new writing, we will try our hand at a variety of exercises and techniques to warm up, redirection, and get going writing prose, poetry or prose poems/flash fiction. We will also read some short texts by other authors as part of some of the writing exercises we will try our hand at this afternoon. At the end of the workshop, you will leave with a few beginnings, and perhaps also a finished draft or two. A course for writers at all levels.
LOGISTICS/FEE: To sign up, contact "Emilie" via her email at: collagebarcelona [at] gmail [dot] com / or call 93.284.6520. 20€ fee covers photocopies, space and the course. 
ADDRESS: Barcelona, Spain at Collage (Sant Salvador 96, metro: Lesseps).
RSVP on the Facebook event page, too, at: 
Valerie Coulton and Ed Smallfield--poets residing in Barcelona--with Jennifer K Dick and Michelle Noteboom at Palmera Restaurant
Me (Jennifer K Dick) in front of an old map at the Barcelona Maritime Museum
Michelle Noteboom at work writing in our Barcelona flat
Michelle Noteboom and Jennifer K Dick playing "divers of yore" outside the Barcelona Maritime Museum
In the Parc Juan Miro which we discovered is not near the fondacio

The Amazing fountains descending in front of the Museo of Catalan Art

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