Poets’ Circle: A Writing Community

Led by Cathleen Cohen and Chelsea Jackson

Mondays, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, 2020, 7:00–8:30 PM ET 
$36 per session

Nurture your poetry through monthly workshops. We’ll delve into different themes and craft issues as we circle through the calendar. Each month we will explore different topics, including: sacred and secular time, taking stock of ourselves, identity poems, seasonal shifts and tempo, stillness, patience and spiritual space.

Each session follows the same structure: a deep dive into reading and discussing a poem, free writing time and sharing in small groups. We hope you will join us to claim some time and space for your own writing within a supportive community. You may sign up for individual sessions. Cathy Cohen and Chelsea Jackson will alternate presenting each month.


All sessions will be recorded and available to participants. You may join the session live or watch recordings at your own convenience.

To view our full list of online learning opportunities visit: www.ritualwell.org/learn

Cathleen Cohen was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, Pa. A painter, poet and teacher, she founded ArtWell’s “We the Poets” program in Philadelphia (www.theartwell.org). Her poems have appeared in Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, Chrysalis Journal, East Coast Ink, Philadelphia Stories and other journals. Her chapbook Camera Obscura was published by Moonstone Arts Press.

Chelsea Jackson is awestruck by creativity and its power to challenge and comfort. She uses her poetry to ask hard questions, engage in justice/social change, and explore what it means to be human. Chelsea is published in Avalon, and the Platform Review, and was a finalist in the 2020 Driftwood Press In-House Poetry Contest. She has her MFA in Poetry from Drew University. Originally from Southeastern, Virginia, she now lives in Philadelphia with her partner, and their cat and pit bull.

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