Poet, Playwright, Workshop Facilitator

Farm Pond Writer's Collective

Farm Pond Writer's Collective

Farm Pond Writer’s Collective member Peggy Gavin reads her short creative non-fiction piece, “A June Morning,” at our June 23, 2019 Open Readings at the story fire on Farm Pond

Farm Pond Writer’s Collective member Peggy Gavin reads her short creative non-fiction piece, “A June Morning,” at our June 23, 2019 Open Readings at the story fire on Farm Pond

June 2019 Update:

Farm Pond Writer’s Collective

Open Readings

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 kellydumar@gmail.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!

FROM REAR LEFT: Karin Stanley, Claudia Duchene, Elizabeth Sheehan, Deborah Marshall, Mary Beth Hines, Susan Kennedy, Peggy Gavin; FRONT LEFT: Megan Walls, Kelly DuMar, Leanne Labelle; December 2019

FROM REAR LEFT: Karin Stanley, Claudia Duchene, Elizabeth Sheehan, Deborah Marshall, Mary Beth Hines, Susan Kennedy, Peggy Gavin; FRONT LEFT: Megan Walls, Kelly DuMar, Leanne Labelle; December 2019

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.

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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