Poet, Playwright, Workshop Facilitator

Upcoming Events

Back to All Events

Your Pictures As Poetry Workshop, Safety Harbor Writer, Safety Harbor, FL

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 7.16.20 AM.png

Your Pictures as Poetry: Writing from Your Photo Stream  

Instructor: Kelly DuMar

To Register & Learn More

Our photo streams show what we care about and hope to preserve, what moves and mystifies us, the people, places, and experiences that bring meaning and healing into our lives. In this workshop we will write creatively from personal photos to express the truth of what we feel – and know – and haven’t said, as we capture the beauty and deeper meaning of an image in words. We’ll write to reveal our identity, values, resilience, healing, relationships, and creativity.

An empathic and astute guide, Kelly leads expressive writing events for new and experienced writers to behold, shape and share their personal voice and artistic vision. Author of three poetry collections, Kelly is also author of Before You Forget – The Wisdom of Writing Diaries for Your ChildrenShe produces the Our Voices Festival of Boston Area Women Playwrights, held at Wellesley College, now in its 13th year, and she produces the annual Boston Writing Retreat & the weeklong summer Play Lab for the International Women’s Writing Guild, where she serves on the board. Kelly founded the Farm Pond Writers Collective to guide women writers to write from their personal photos, develop their artistic voices and connect deeply with their creative lives.

Please bring several photos to use in this workshop.

Conference 2019: The Art of Your Words

April 13 & 14, 2019 at the Safety Harbor Art & Music Center 706 2nd St. N. Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Safety Harbor Writers & Poets welcomes all writers to our third conference since 2015. While it may be coziest of the three, we feel it will be the most inspiring and informative one yet. With a focus on story through fiction & non-fiction, poetry, film, and imagery, you’re sure to gain insight into the ways in which you express and further develop your art.

$125. before March 14/ $145 March 15 to the conference date. Partial or full scholarships possible (please send an email to inquire.) Conference ticket includes any or all of the following workshops for both days. If we have room prior to the conference date, we will offer individual sessions at $50. each.

Saturday, 4/13: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. registration with coffee, fruit, and pastries

Session one: 10:00 to 11:00 – From Hollywood Outsider to Credited Writer