The Poet’s Salon
Please join me for an Online Writing Salon using the Gateless Method. We’ll meet 6 times online, using Zoom. I’ll start each session with a prompt which may be text or image or music or motion. Then, we’ll write for as long as we can (perhaps 40-60 minutes) in order to leave time for all 8 poets to read to read what they’ve just written and a poem they’ve written before the session. We’ll give each other positive, specific feedback. If you have any questions about the format, the technology, the writing, please feel free to contact me. The cost is $100-$200, sliding scale. To sign up, please contact me: https://kategraywrites.com/contact/.
6 meetings on Tuesdays, 5-7pm, Pacific Time: Sept. 8, Sept. 15, Sept. 22, Sept. 29. Oct. 6, Oct. 13
Next session: Oct. 27, Nov. 10, Nov. 17, Nov. 24, Dec. 1, Dec. 8
Weekly Drop-in Salon
Try it out once. Try it often. Come back for more.
In this salon, you’ll start with a brief presentation or meditation landing on a choice of two prompts (which you’re welcome to use or ignore), and then, you’ll launch into your writing for possibly 40 minutes, and return and share (your choice) and receive the most positive, specific feedback in the tradition of the Gateless Method. This writing salon will be a safe environment for you to generate work, to clear your palate, to find your voice. If you have any questions about the format, the technology, the writing, please feel free to contact me. Explore your creative genius. I can’t wait to write with you.
$15/session. Please let me know you want to come, (https://kategraywrites.com/contact/) and I’ll email you the Zoom link and the Paypal link.
Sunday (5-7pm, PST) & Monday (1-3pm, PST) salons
Participate in a supportive writing community. Members of each salon have shared the turmoil of 2020 and hold space for all the emotions and insights of these times. Each session starts with a prompt which may be text or image or music or motion. Then, we write for as long as we can (perhaps 40-60 minutes) in order to leave time for all writers to read to read what they’ve just written. We give each other positive, glorious, specific feedback and reflect the brilliance of what’s working according to the Gateless method. You’ll feel your writing unfurl.
If you have any questions about the format, the technology, the writing, please feel free to contact me. The cost is $100-$200, sliding scale. To sign up, please contact me: https://kategraywrites.com/contact/.
8 meetings on Sundays, 5-7pm, Pacific Time: Sept. 13, Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8
8 meetings on Mondays, 1-3pm, PST: Sept. 28. Oct. 5, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 23, Nov. 30
Workshop: Extreme Freedom
Maybe the election has frazzled your last nerve. Maybe anxiety is crowding out your creativity. What would it be like to write untethered? In this workshop, you’ll use a strategy to bypass anxiety by accessing long-term pleasant memory. You’ll start with a guided meditation and move into writing generated from a proposed prompt. After possibly sharing, you’ll look at the Critic (that not-always-helpful voice in your head) and the Editor, and the re- sources you have to let your writing rip. You’ll read some Sharon Olds and Danez Smith, write some more, laugh, and give the most positive feedback to each other. Wait until you see what you can do!
Northwest Writers’ Weekend’s DAY OF WILD ABUNDANCE! Saturday, 7 November 2020 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM on ZOOM
My workshop runs: 5-6:45pm, PST
Check out all the fabulous workshops and register: https://www.nwwritersweekend.org/. (click on the red font.)
Craft Boot Camp For Poets
Just in time for the holidays, focus on craft in this boot camp for poets. In each two-hour session, you’ll explore an element that distinguishes poetry from other forms of writing: sound, line/breaks, figurative language, and shape. You’ll generate new writing, share your work in an intensely positive environment using the Gateless Method, apply insights you’ll learn, read great examples, and laugh. Guaranteed to tighten your lines. No experience necessary. Massage optional, but advised after the weekend.
WHERE: online via ZOOM
TIME: Fri 5-7pm, Sat 9-11am, Sun 1-3pm – EST
DATE: Friday to Sunday, November 20, 21, 22
LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS
Offered through Westport Writers Workshop. Click HERE for more info and enrollment.
By using the Gateless method, which nurtures the innate genius of each person, I help writers move toward the highest vision of themselves. What this means is that I’ll help you see what’s working really, really well with your writing, and in seeing the positive attributes, you’ll propel your writing forward.
Throughout the year, I offer workshops, both online and in person, for 10-15 participants in which we write together, transcend aloneness, take leaps, and feel brighter than the sun (in an e.e.cummings sort of way). Please see the events calendar for workshops throughout the year. Or write me, email@example.com.
- unpack the messages you get about your creativity
- unpack the joy and practice, the lifeline you have inside
- write the quiet stories/essays/novels/poetry that knock socks off
- walk into danger and write on its edge
- use more than enough to give enough
- open space for image and ecstasy
What story do you want to tell?
“Working with Kate Gray has been the singular most productive and inspiring experience for me as a writer. There is such grace, intelligent kindness, and respect in her guidance, and the space she creates, that the often shy animal that is my creativity feels completely welcome, safe, and honored.” ~BJ Andersen
“A safe and thoughtful person with a sense of humor. Someone who knows the right questions and is not afraid to ask them. Personally, this my favorite combination for someone who is going to be able to come along with me on my journey into sharing and editing my work. She has an uncanny ability to stay connected while allowing me to find my own way. This is Kate.” ~Leslie Reynolds-Rottman
“Kate has a way of seeing and hearing you in ways you’ve never felt before. She not only weaves a tapestry of senses and experiences into her workshops, she invites you to sit at the loom and join her in making it more beautiful. She not only brings her years of experience as a teacher and author into her work, she brings her heart and her compassion into the experience. ” ~Laura Rothschild, Writer, Novelist, Myth-Buster
“I think Kate is an amazing facilitator!….She could get a turtle to write and love it and that turtle would get the rabbits to write and so on. She rocks!!!” –Inmate, Oregon correctional facility, Write Around Portland group, 2015.