Category Archives: Workshop

Billboard Installation

This morning I watched my words stretch across a billboard! As a recipient of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing‘s Emerging Artist Grant (2011), I was eligible to take part in this promotional program, a collaboration between the ACGL and … Continue reading

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Words and Afterwards: Collage Workshops

In DotP‘s last post, “Greetings for 2012“, I mentioned a new direction in my creative work. The first expression of this path is a community collaboration titled “Words and Afterwards,” which presents art-making workshops and an arts exhibition about violence … Continue reading

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It’s a New Dey

Dey of the Phoenix is my individual website, where I publish my words as well as pass on events. Yet within its domain name (, I also maintain web spaces for the grassroots endeavor The HerStories Project and The Writing … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Dreams

This lovely turn of phrase caught my attention a few weeks ago, and its uplift feels worthwhile to share. I hope it brings you a bright ray on this fine morning with a new time, as we “fall back” an … Continue reading

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Invocation of Light

…I greet the black morning and its bright stars, frost pinching my nose, quiet filling my ears. Chiron, a stray dog into a fourth week of fostering, stretches his legs in the yard. We return to the warmth of the … Continue reading

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Give Away

At the workshop “Writing as Healing,” participants taught me the importance of listening, often times a challenge for wordy-types like myself. The lesson especially was fitting for a program being given at The Listening Ear Crisis Center, which offers a … Continue reading

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Playing with Shadows

My recent workshop “Writing as Healing” gave rise to a new piece, also inspired by recent events that reminded me about laying down the power of past pains.  It’s a poem-in-progress called “Give Away,” and I look forward to sharing … Continue reading

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Winter Fruit

I look out the second-story window of my home and smile at the snow atop bushes, across lawns, streaking rooftops. I am grateful for this Michigan winter, the season I missed most while in Belgium. Normally Belgian winters are mild, … Continue reading

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HerStories: March 2010

I’ve named a new endeavor of mine The HerStories Project, which kicks off in March to celebrate stories about women during Women’s History Month. If you live in or are near the greater Lansing area of Michigan, be sure to … Continue reading

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