Last Session (June 1, 2022)

Speaker: Dan Dana Subject: Writing Your Memoir? – Consider Poetry Synopsis: As we age, many of us think about recording details of our lives for posterity. Dan is writing his memoir in the form of haiku quintets, hoping that bite-size chunks may be more digestible by his grandchildren and any further descendants. This session involved four elements:1) Our […]

Previous Session (Oct. 6, 2021)

Speaker: Barry Zack Subject: Rhyme and PUNishment Synopsis: Barry will read from his latest work.  Details: A combination of Poetry, Puns and related images

Previous Session (Sept. 29, 2021)

Speaker: Barbara Walker Subject: Feminist Fairy Tales Synopsis: Barabara will read pieces from her great volume of fictional work.  Details: This description may be from another edition of this product.From one of America’s most notable feminist authors–responsible for numerous books,including The I Ching of the Goddess and The Skeptical Feminist–comes a spirited, lively retelling ofclassic fairy tales, all of which provide an […]

Previous Session (Sept. 8, 2021)

Speaker: Meigs Glidewell Subject: Bigger Ears: A Presentation on Listening Synopsis: Where are you on the listening spectrum?Skilled, yet interested in some fine tuning? Or do you suspect you spend whole days with a large cork in each ear? Meigs Glidewell presents ways to sharpen your listening skills. She showssome prizes exhibits from both ends of the listening spectrum,gives […]

Previous Session (Sept. 1, 2021)

Speaker: Dan Dana Subject: Life’s Snippets Synopsis: Starting with the earliest one, Dan read(sharing screen so others can view text and illustrations)his “life-snippet” haiku quintets, which are stylisticallyinspired by Hemingway’s short stories. Members may previewthese illustrated compositions at  Program: Following is the chronological list (as of August 29 – new ones are being added continuously):The Grasshopper Plague ~ Humboldt, […]

Past Session (April 7, 2021)

Speaker: Meigs Glidewell Subject: The World of Funny Synopsis: Meigs recounted her adventures in“The World of Funny.” She sold her first joke in 1967,and over the next few decades sold greeting card ideas,cartoon gags, cartoons, and did standup in Boston. She talked about writing and selling jokes,great books about the history of humor, how to write a joke, how […]

Past Session (March 10, 2021)

Speaker: Dan Dana Subject: Haiku Dojo March 10 theme: Across Generations Dojo (Japanese) = “Place of the Way” Haiku dojo uses poems to spark the group’s search for the “way” How it works: 1. Dan will read the first of threeto five selected haiku quintets that relate to a common theme.Each reading requires about one minute.2. Attendees […]

Suggested Topics for the Feb. 24, 2021 Virtual Session:

The faciltator will propose three topics for discussion, the weekend before the event. These will be posted by the weekend before the scheduled session Note: These topics may change based on the current news cycle. In addition to the facilitator’s suggestions, you can propose your own at the meeting,or e-mail Barry with your suggestions. Topics getting the […]