Friday, January 2, 2015

Poet Lisa Marie Brodsky at AllWriters in Waukesha Sat Jan 24


From the desk of Kathie Giorgio, Director, AllWriters' Workplace & Workshop LLC:
WAUKESHA – Everyone suffers loss and hardship, and everyone deals with these pains in their own unique way. Sometimes, the most healing form of grief can be found in self-expression. After the death of her mother, Lisa Marie Brodsky translated her pain into something tangible and healing, the poetry of her collection “Motherlung.” On Saturday, January 24th, she will share her healing strategies with you. AllWriters’ Workplace & Workshop welcomes special guest lecturer LISA MARIE BRODSKY with her poetry workshop, TRANSLATING THE LANGUAGE OF LOSS.
Now standing on the other side of the grief chasm, Lisa invites you to a workshop that can help both new and experienced poets gain insight into a particular loss and untangle the emotions surrounding that wound. By reading other elegiac poems, discussing processes of writing, and sharing her own journey of writing “Motherlung,” Lisa will teach a variety of ways to find your own peace and redemption through writing. Come with a willingness to dig deep, be brave, and honor the battle wounds and scars we’ve all accumulated in order to put that next foot forward. Come translate what’s been tangled and chaotic into meaningful poetry – a balm for a hurting heart.
LISA MARIE BRODSKY is the author of “Motherlung” (Salmon Poetry, 2014) and “We Nod Our Dark Heads” (Parallel Press, 2008). She received her M.F.A. in Poetry from UW-Madison as a Martha Meir Renk Graduate Fellow in 2005. Her poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have been published in The North American Review, Hippocampus Magazine, Verse Wisconsin, Pirene’s Fountain, among others. “Motherlung,” and its story of grief and redemption, has resonated with many and was featured in Madison Magazine, on WISC-TV, and WORT Radio. Besides writing poetry, Lisa’s passion is teaching and guiding others to their place of confident creativity. Lisa lives in Evansville, Wisconsin, with her husband and three stepchildren.
Celebrity Saturdays are a great chance to broaden your knowledge of what it takes to be successful and to learn from writers who are already knee deep in an author’s life. Lisa Marie Brodsky’s workshop will be held on Saturday, January 24th, 2015. This event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and costs $85, which includes a lunch catered by Waukesha’s own Café de Art.
AllWriters’ Workplace and Workshop offers on-site and online writing courses in all genres and abilities of creative writing, as well as coaching, editing, and marketing services. A schedule of classes, with online registration, is available at or by calling (262) 446-0284. AllWriters’ is located at 234 Brook Street, Unit 2, in historic downtown Waukesha, as featured in Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel.

Summer Hanford
AllWriters’ Assistant

234 Brook St., Unit 2
Waukesha WI 53188
Phone: (262) 446-0284
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