June 2019 Update:
Farm Pond Writer’s Collective
June 23, 2019
Introduction & Welcome: The Farm Pond Writer’s Collective – Kelly DuMar; Farm Pond, Liz Sheehan
v Peggy Gavin, A June Morning
v Karen Edwards, Blue
v Megan Walls, Miss Audrey’s in the Ridge, (Kennedy, The Bus)
v Elizabeth Sheehan, Origin Story
v Sue Kennedy, Unanswered
v Deborah Marshall, July 4
v Mary Beth Hines, Watermelon Days
v Leanne Labelle, The Wait
v Claudia Duchene, Damariscotta
Acknowledgements: We’re so grateful to Liz Sheehan for generously hosting our weekly workshop, as well as this special evening tonight. We also wish to acknowledge Karin Stanley, who is a member of the collective and unable to join us this evening.
To contact Kelly DuMar or learn more about the Farm Pond Writer’s Collective and its members, please go to kellydumar.com/farm-pond-writers-collective or email@example.com
Ice smoke gently rises from the lake. . .
Watch a short video of our Farm Pond Writer’s Collective December Open Readings of short poetry & prose
On December 9, 2019, The Farm Pond Writer’s Collective held our Open Readings. Members shared short works in poetry and prose from our weekly workshop for friends and loved ones. A short video, with a candlelit sampling of the writing, was created by Franci DuMar, and can be viewed below. We hope you enjoy!
Join us Thursday night, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. in Natick, MA, at Gallery 55! We’re the feature!
We're the feature Thurs. night at Gallery 55, bringing the writers of the Farm Pond Writing Collective to the popular Third Thursday readings - 7:30 p.m., Main Street, Natick, MA! We hope you'll join us as we share powerful writing, and pick up a copy of our On Farm Pond anthology; all proceeds will benefit Care 2 Communities, C2C, a nonprofit founded by FPWC member Elizabeth Sheehan.
Farm Pond Writer's Collective
Watch this videoclip of our On Farm Pond book release gathering June 11, 2018!
ABOUT THE FARM POND WRITER’S COLLECTIVE
We’re a group of women who began meeting in the fall of 2015, under the guidance of founder Kelly DuMar, to write photo inspired poems and prose. Liz Sheehan, our host and member, generously offered her lovely group room overlooking Farm Pond as our creative home. Our initial commitment was for six weeks, but we soon realized the connection we were making to our creative process and writing, and to each other as friends, listeners, and supporters, is uniquely inspiring, and so we keep meeting and writing and growing together. Each of us joined the group at a different level of writing experience, and each of us has grown in a variety of ways. Our first open reading for friends and family was in 2015, and we continue our practice of sharing our work two to three times a year by the fire with friends and food in Liz’s living room or outdoor fireplace on Farm Pond. We write across genre, in poetry and prose, making art from life – our relationships, adventures and travels, ideals and values, politics and passions, losses and treasures. We’re grateful to the pond that sustains our spirits and inspires us to appreciate the wonder of attending to each season’s gifts. For questions and information, please contact Kellydumar@kellydumar.com
Founder & Facilitator: Kelly DuMar
Host: Elizabeth Sheehan
Mary Beth Hines
NEW! ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF ON FARM POND, Poetry & Prose, by the Farm Pond Writer's Collective, 2015-2018