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Storylines Poetry Salon: Deena Falconetti in Conversation with with Ars Poetica

Calling all poets of all levels for an hour of creative writing and community building in partnership with Ars Poetica. Storylines is hosted by Micah Greenberg, TNM Executive Director and Ars Poetica poet! FREE with RSVP and open to everyone 18+. Online, each week, from 9 - 10 am PT/ 12 - 1 pm ET.

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Storylines Poetry Salon: Deena Falconetti in Conversation with with Ars Poetica
Storylines Poetry Salon: Deena Falconetti in Conversation with with Ars Poetica

Time & Location

Mar 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST

Zoom

About the Event

About Poet Deena Falconetti:

Deena Falconetti (aka DeenaOH) is a Performing Artist, Poet, and Producer (of Events, Theatre, and Movies). A graduate from The University Of Texas, with a focus on Literature and Education, Deena also became a Nationally certified Alexander Technique Teacher to help overcome her own chronic, debilitating pain. Her background in performance, mindfulness and community building informs her ability to help unlock communication skills, as well as facilitate the connection between body, creativity, and how story brings us together.

As an Executive Poet for Ars Poetica, Deena has written thousands of on-the-spot poems for guests at events for Google, AirBnb, Macy's, AirFrance, Fairmont Hotel and more.  Find her walking her dog, dancing around, teaching mindful movement, or hosting salons, workshops and plays at Rita House, a 9,000 square foot historic space in the center of Los Angeles or at her upcoming performance March 4 at Pieter Space. She will be releasing her first official book of poetry: An Empty Shell Sings, this coming Spring.

IG: @deenaOH

Those who join in TNM online sessions should familiarize themselves with our participation disclaimer and agreement at 

https://www.thenarrativemethod.org/tnm-disclaimer

How It Works (1-hour Sessions):

INTRODUCTION & INSPIRATION:

  • A TNM facilitator sets up the session, including group agreements and the TNM Core Concept of the week.
  • Our guest Poet will share in conversation with TNM’s Executive Director & Creative Officer Micah Greenberg followed by writing and sharing in small breakout groups.

WRITING:

  • The facilitator will invite the guest Poet to read one of their works aloud and share the first prompt. You're invited to use prompts as a starting point and take them anywhere your imagination leads in any style, any voice. The only parameter is to keep it to 1 page or 500 words.
  • Next, you'll get a second prompt to weave into your piece and tie it all together.

BREAKOUT GROUPS:

  • After the writing, you are randomly assigned to small breakout groups with other participants.
  • Everyone takes turns reading their piece without stopping for conversation or feedback. Simple acknowledgments such as "Thank you for sharing." are welcome. While each person shares, focus on witnessing without judgment.
  • After everyone has shared, feel free to discuss your process, the TNM Core Concept and prompt or share about something else that's going on with you that may be relevant to the TNM experience. Speak for yourself only and refrain from giving advice or asking probing questions.
  • NOTE: If someone in your group shares something deeply personal and may be in distress, please ask them if they are okay in this moment and don't hesitate to send a direct message to the TNM facilitator.

GROUP SHARE:

  • In the final minutes, the group comes together to share their thoughts about their experience, answer questions, go deeper and have fun!

Salon Guidelines:

MUTUAL RESPECT

Remain aware and conscientious of your choice of words and tone. Please do not ask personal questions or give advice. Hate speech or hurtful behavior, regardless of the context will not be tolerated and will lead to immediate removal from the session.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Confidentiality is essential. What is said in the group must stay here. We do not record these sessions and will not tolerate any recording, transcribing, repeating others' stories or otherwise infringing on the rights and privacy of others.

CAMERAS ON

To ensure that everyone feels comfortable sharing their stories and their feelings, we require everyone to have their cameras on during sessions, except while writing. If you do not comply you will be removed from the session.

LISTENING

When listening to others' stories, put yourself aside so you can hear others from their perspective, without your own assumptions getting in the way. Your job is only to witness each other with appreciation.

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