Poet, Playwright, Workshop Facilitator

Farm Pond Writer's Collective

Farm Pond Writer's Collective

Farm Pond Writer's Collective

 ©Kelly DuMar 2018

©Kelly DuMar 2018

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

Members:

Founder & Facilitator: Kelly DuMar

Host: Elizabeth Sheehan

Claudia Duchene

Megan Walls

Karin Stanley

Leanne Labelle

Karen Edwards

Mary Beth Hines

Sue Kennedy

Peggy Gavin

Deborah Marshall

NEW! ANNOUNCING THE PUBLICATION OF ON FARM POND, Poetry & Prose, by the Farm Pond Writer's Collective, 2015-2018

 Megan Walls, Karen Edwards, Mary Beth Hines, Kelly DuMar, Susan Kennedy, Elizabeth Sheehan, Karin Stanley, Claudia Duchene 2018 (Missing Leanne Labelle & Peggy Gavin). Photo taken at our June Open Readings, Farm Pond 2018

Megan Walls, Karen Edwards, Mary Beth Hines, Kelly DuMar, Susan Kennedy, Elizabeth Sheehan, Karin Stanley, Claudia Duchene 2018 (Missing Leanne Labelle & Peggy Gavin). Photo taken at our June Open Readings, Farm Pond 2018