Spotlight: Stranded Artist Series

A new member of The Poetry Lab said last week that this story, posted on Cadence Collective before our first visiting writer event, is what encouraged him to attend. I thought I’d reblog it so that anyone else seeking a writing community can learn about what we are doing at PL!

I’m so grateful for The Poetry Lab, for all of the creative minds who come together for it, and for my friend Markus Manley whom I miss EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. He was an inspiration to me and a source of endless support. He is the foundation of the strong community we are building at WE Labs.

Cadence Collective: Long Beach Poets

As 2013 beckoned a new beginning and resolutions to be broken, Long Beach was getting a gift in the poetry world.  Thanks to Markus Manley and Danielle Mitchell, Long Beach saw the introduction to a twice monthly Poetry Lab.  Everyone is invited, no one turned away, and poetry the end prize.  Danielle Mitchell has conducted these labs that consist of prompts, workshops, introductions to amazing poets, comrades in poetry, and even snacks the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.  Through her generosity of time, we have seen members of Cadence Collective become published for the first time but more importantly find a network of like minded souls that they did not know before.  

Nate Pritts Courtesy
Nate Pritts Courtesy

On October 5, 2013, this venture takes a step forward with the inaugural all day poetry workshop/class with Nate Pritts.  As Danielle describes him, he is a Renaissance man: teacher…

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