Category: Teresa Piccari

Reading at Salt Pond Studio

I was thrilled to debut a brand new piece of Creative Nonfiction alongside writers Lorraine Salmon and Charlotte Annie on October 19th at Salt Pond Studio in Friendship, Maine.

Lorraine was in from New York to read from and sign her poignant memoir, What’s Better Than This?

Charlotte Annie shared a beautiful piece from her work of Creative Nonfiction on eulogies.

It was great to be back in Friendship, where the creative arts are well and thriving with the support of Charlotte and artist Pam Cabanas, who sponsored the event that was held at Pam’s lovingly restored Salt Pond Studio.

It’s always exciting when I have an opportunity  to expand my creative connections!

 

 

 

Tenant’s Harbor Poets

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I am thrilled at being invited to read some of my work at the Tenant’s Harbor Poets annual event! There will be six poets reading on August 15th at 5 pm. Sure to be an auspicious evening during the Full Sturgeon Moon! Come on out and celebrate the spoken word with us!

Mark your calendar and join us!

https://www.penbaypilot.com/article/full-moon-poetry-readings-tenants-harbor/121953

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Writing in the New Year

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Are you ready to make the most of the your creativity as we turn the page on 2019?

Please join me for a Writing Workshop that will begin in early January and run for 6-to-8 weeks. We will meet weekly for two hours.

Is it time to breathe life into some characters who have been rambling around in your brain? Or perhaps capture the chapters of your life? Make the most of our introspective season and begin, or expand, your story in a supportive environment.

This class will be a hybrid, as I will include both fiction and non-fiction writers in the group. You will be supported in your writing goals and encouraged to produce new work each week for sharing.

You can expect to receive custom advice for your work, as well as original prompts and exercises to get your creative juices flowing.

All levels of writers, both new and experienced, writing across all genres, are welcome, provided they are motivated and open to a group experience. Feedback will follow an acknowledgement model as opposed  to critique. You will need to adhere to good artistic camaraderie.

Classes will be held in a private setting in Camden, Maine. Please email questions or register at TheVillageScribe@hotmail.com.

I look forward to helping you bring your story to the page!

Teresa Piccari

 

 

Poet Richard Blanco

 

 

Poet Richard Blanco will be my special guest in the WRFR Rockland/Camden, Maine radio station tomorrow, Tuesday, May 29th from 6 pm to 7 pm. If you are not in the local listening area, you can stream the live show globally from WRFR.org. Please tune your FM dial to 93.3 Rockland/99.3 Camden.

He will be reading from his latest work, Boundaries, a collaborative effort with landscape photographer Jacob Hessler. The work has been on exhibit at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Read more about the book in The Portland Press Herald.

Selected by President Obama as the fifth US presidential inaugural poet, he joined the ranks of such luminary poets as Robert Frost and Maya Angelou. The youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role, he read his inaugural poem, “One Today,” at the official ceremony.

Blanco has said he was made in Cuba, assembled in Spain, and imported to the United States – as his mother, seven months pregnant, and the rest of the family arrived as exiles from Cuba to Madrid where he was born. Only forty-five days later the family immigrated once more and settled in Miami, where he was raised and educated. The negotiation of cultural identity and universal themes of place and belonging characterize his body of work.

Blanco is the author of several poetry collections and the memoirs The Prince of Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood and For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey. He has been a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and received honorary doctorates from Macalester College, Colby College, and the University of Rhode Island. Among his many awards and honors was the Academy of American Poets naming him as its first Education Ambassador in 2015.  He has continued to write occasional poems for organizations and events such as the re-opening of the US embassy in Havana. He lives with his partner in Bethel, Maine. Visit him at www.richard-blanco.com.

Every Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm, 21st Century Bohemian transmits an insightful, inspirational and celebratory exploration of creativity over the local airwaves, through the voices and creative process of various artists, musicians and writers.

For more information on the 21st Century Bohemian program and the many other community radio offerings from WRFR in Rockland, please visit wrfr.org. The station celebrates its 16th anniversary this year and offers community radio programming from an all-volunteer roster of DJs and hosts. Our diverse and varied schedule offers something for everyone!

 

Are You Ready for a More Balanced Life?

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Create  Write   Dance   Embrace   Transform

Register Now! Just 1 week away from this creative, fun and transformative weekend!

 This 2-day workshop for women will support you in reclaiming, nurturing, and celebrating your feminine essence to help you thrive in this crucial time in our culture that is demanding a balancing of both the masculine and feminine.

Come spend two days on the beautiful coast of Midcoast Maine in creativity and fun! Led by Teresa Piccari (writer, holistic teacher, creativity coach), Carrie Connors Hedstrom (fiber artist, poet, dancer) and Amanda Roberson Austin (architect and crafter).

We will gather for 5 hours each day – from 10 am to 3 pm.

You will be supported in identifying your unique feminine essence as we share our  stories, experience guided visualization, create art, make ritual, write, reflect, converse, and dance.

Come on out and get your goddess on and connect with your authentic essence!

There is still space for you!

Register with Teresa at TheVillageScribe@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

Release Fear & Accept Abundance

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The benevolent Hindu goddess Lakshmi is all about releasing any fears and accepting the abundance that is flowing to us. In this image, she is surrounded by water, elephants, the sun and lotus flowers – all powerful symbols of the goodness the universe wants to shower on us.

The coming total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st coupled with a new moon, are bringing intense energies, meant to help us purge darkness and break through to the light. She invites us to cleanse our hearts of fears around lack and to envision the abundance we want to invite into our lives during this powerful day. We can draw on her energy to help support us as we step into a brighter future.

As the sun and the moon engage in an unusual dance in the sky today, the energies require a balancing of the masculine and feminine within us humans so we can open our hearts and express our creative natures to take advantage of the Leo aspects of this eclipse.

Lakshmi works with Ganesh, the elephant-headed Hindu god who is known to remove obstacles from our path, working with our own intentions and wishes. The raised trunks of the elephants are a sign of good luck, fortune and optimism.

Spend some time leading up to Monday’s new moon and eclipse in meditation, chant, prayer and visualizing the goodness you are ready to embrace in your life as you release any fears around lack. See obstacles melting away and visualize the goodness you want to manifest, as your heart expands. Begin a new chapter in your own life, and with all humanity as we shift into a more positive way of being and living.

 

Oneness of Humanity

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Thanks to anyone who tuned into my show on the Hero’s Journey earlier! Didn’t have time to play this Grateful Dead song but wanted to share it with you. Ripple by The Grateful Dead.

The band was influenced by Joseph Campbell’s work and invited him to a concert in the mid-80s. Here is what Joseph Campbell said about that experience:

“I got something there that made me note that this is magic. And it’s magic for the future. They hit a level of humanity that makes everybody at one with each other. It doesn’t matter about this race thing, this age thing, I mean, everything else dropped out.”

(from The Hero’s Journey, published in 2003 by New World Library)

“The wonderful thing was, compared to the Hitler rallies that you see in the film (The Hero’s Journey) that were used to a political purpose, here it was just the experience of the identity of everybody with everybody else. I was carried away in a rapture. And so I am a Deadhead now.”

Perhaps that “future” is now, and that sense of the magical oneness of humanity is the elixir so desperately needed in America right now. May that sense of unity ripple through our culture.

Perhaps this is how we carry the myth forward, to make it our reality, and heal.