Showing posts with label Mary Ricketson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mary Ricketson. Show all posts

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Local Writers to hold Therapeutic Writing Workshop on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mary Rose Workshops
 You are invited to the premier presentation of Therapeutic Writing Workshops for Women, by Mary and Rosemary (Mary Rose).

The First Mary Rose Workshop will be held 4/7/2018. It will be led by:

Mary Ricketson
Rosemary Royston

Mary Ricketson, (left), published writer of poetry, and Licensed Professional Counselor.

Rosemary Royston, (right), published writer of poetry and prose, Master of Fine Arts, Lecturer at Young Harris College, GA.

The theme of this workshop:

Therapeutic writing, any genre:  crafting your own poem or prose

Saturday, April 7, 2018:

10 AM – 4 PM                        $50 per person             limit 12 participants

What to bring:
A bag lunch, notebook and pencils/pens.                  Healthy drinks and snacks will be provided.

447 Pet Lane, Murphy NC 28906  
Directions will be provided upon registration.  Count on a 20 minute drive north of Murphy NC.
Arrive at a cabin in a quiet wooded setting.

Expressive writing about your own experience, including trauma, even for only 15 minutes a day, is known to be helpful to the immune system, stabilize blood pressure, calm the body and mind, and contribute to overall good health.

This workshop is geared toward writers of intermediate and advanced levels.
Expect informative sessions, time to write, read your own words, receive and offer critique.
Break times will allow for indoor/outdoor seating, walks, conversation or quiet solitude.

Register by:
Contact Mary or Rosemary:

Fees may be paid by cash or personal check.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Round Robin Reading with Poets and Prose writers at Coffee with the Poets and Writers, at the Moss Memorial Library, Hayesville, NC, Wednesday, November 15, 2017

On November 15th, 2017, at 10:30 AM, the North Carolina Writers’ Network-West will host Coffee with the Poets and Writers at the Moss Memorial Library. The event will be round-robin style, with several members reading from their works for approximately 40 minutes. Members will include: Glenda Council Beall, Joan Ellen Gage, Bob Grove, Joan M. Howard, Mary Ricketson, and Carroll Taylor. 

After the member readings, guest attendees will be invited to read their work. All open Mic readings will be approximately 3 minutes. 

Coffee and cookies will be provided, and the public is invited. For more information, please contact Joan Ellen Gage at 828-389-3733.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Local Poet Mary Ricketson has poem published in Whispers in the Wind, an international online journal

Mary Ricketson
Mary Ricketson's poem, "Morsels", was published in Whispers in the Wind, an international online journal.  Here is the link to the poem:

Whispers is an international blog by Karen O'Leary that emphasizes poets being in community with each other.  Comments are invited.  Submission is easy, see guidelines on their website. 

Mary Ricketson, Murphy NC, has been writing poetry 20 years.  She is inspired by nature and her work as a mental health counselor.  Her poetry has been published in Wild Goose Poetry Review, Future Cycle Press, Journal of Kentucky Studies, Lights in the Mountains, Echoes Across the Blue Ridge, Red Fox Run, It’s All Relative, Old Mountain Press, Whispers. Additionally, Ricketson has a chapbook I Hear the River Call my Name, and a full length collection of poetry, Hanging Dog Creek, published by Future Cycle Press. 

Currently Mary is using her own poetry to present empowerment workshops, combining roles as writer and her helping role as a therapist. Mary Ricketson’s poems and activities relate with nature, facilitate talk about a personal path and focus on growth in ordinary and unusual times.

Ricketson is the Cherokee County representative to North Carolina Writers Network-West, and president of Ridgeline Literary Alliance. She won first place in the 2011 Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest 75th anniversary national poetry contest, and writes a monthly column, "Women to Women", for The Cherokee Scout.  

Ricketson is a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and an organic blueberry farmer.