Post 2014 Retreat Reflections
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Post 2014 Retreat Reflections

Tribe--a communion of poets reaching for a goal together, who accept, support, and encourage each other, who open safe spaces for trust, honesty, and risk, who love, love, love each other freely and forgive each other without hesitation, who uplift and hold accountable, who bring peace and stand in solidarity, who celebrate and mourn together, who adhere to the belief that when one of us wins, we all win, family beyond blood.

January 29, 2015November 30, 2018by
My Muse is Dancing Again
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My Muse is Dancing Again

A beautiful review and remembrance of Stephanie Irby Suell’s experience at our 2014 Retreat. Thank you Stephanie.  Your words mean so much and give us fuel to keep pushing towards the mark. Here’s an excerpt of “My Muse is Dancing Again,” a brief account of depression, writing, and the 2014 retreat. “At the end of...

2013 Winter Retreat
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2013 Winter Retreat

 2013 Retreat More than thirty poets came to Santee, SC from December 27th to the 29th and talked craft with each other. It was a jam packed weekend. (Check out the schedule here.) Our facilitators were fantastic! Tyehimba Jess taught a class on slam and the sonnet, Lita Hooper guided us in unleashing our silenced selves...

January 17, 2015November 29, 2018by
2015 Online Masterclasses
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2015 Online Masterclasses

You can join the online classroom by computer or phone. It’s quick and easy! Here’s what you need to know. If you use your computer, you will need headphones, a microphone, and a quiet room. If you call in, you might want to download any documents that we use ahead of time. If you received a...

January 16, 2015November 29, 2018by
Anthology Submissions
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Anthology Submissions

The Watering Hole is pleased to announce open submissions for unpublished poetry and visual art for our first anthology. The theme is Re-envisioning Heritage and Tribe. This includes poems about home, family, ancestry, history, and so on, but it’s not limited to that. To help you understand the kinds of poems we are looking for, here...

January 14, 2015November 29, 2018by