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Known By Heart Poetry–December News
The Fall Harvest of Known by Heart Writing Home Workshops is a Bumper Crop
In partnership with Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, Hamline Midway Elders, Hamline Midway Branch Library in Saint Paul, and Keystone Community Services:
We’ve just wrapped up our first cycle of workshops. What glorious writers! And initial response was very positive:

“In a mere 2 hours a natural community came into being.”

“Stimulating, interactive, collegial, creative, empowering, friendly, affirming.”

“…Naomi brings out the best in folks.”

Since we don’t want anyone slipping on the ice getting to poetry class in the darkest days of winter, we’ll be taking a break on classes until late January.

Meanwhile we’ll be working behind the scenes: visiting activities at other partner sites, firming up dates and plans with partners, and developing the curriculum for Home Delivered. 
UPCOMING classes at Keystone Community Services
Poetry and Writing Workshop for Older Adults: Writing Home  

Come join us for this four-session class on the theme of our bodies as “HOME” through poetry and writing.

Each week we will try some fun ways to jumpstart our creativity, learn writing craft, and share our work in a supportive environment.

Beginning January 25, 2017
Call 651-645- 7424 to register or click here to learn more.

What We’re Learning

Check out the latest "Learning by Going" blog post.

Interested in helping elders have a voice?

Known by Heart is looking for a volunteer or intern to help scribe poems for elders with physical limitations or who lack access to a computer or word processor.

A small contribution of hours can have a big impact.

For more information, email Naomi
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Bird
I'm pleased to have an essay published as a finalist in Hippocampus Magazine’s Remember November Contest, and to be nominated for a Pushcart Prize

And not just because the online publication is named after a part of the brain responsible for some aspects of memory (But how cool is that?). 

(And yes you fellow poetry nerds will recognize a Wallace Stevens’ poem title, slightly warped, as the essay title…)

Read the essay here.

Read more about the Hippocampus Pushcart Nominations here.
Thank You Funders and Partners!

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation

Creative Enterprise Zone
Episcopal Homes
Hamline Midway Elders
Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota
Keystone Community Services Senior Services Program
St. Anthony Park Area Seniors
St. Paul Public Library

Naomi Cohn
Known by Heart
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