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Fri, Mar 08



Storylines Poetry Salon: Tania “Taz” Asnes 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: Tania “Taz” Asnes  in Conversation with with Ars Poetica
Storylines Poetry Salon: Tania “Taz” Asnes  in Conversation with with Ars Poetica

Time & Location

Mar 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST


About the Event

About Tania “Taz” Asnes:

Tania “Taz” Asnes has been a professional performance poet for 9+ years, but it's been about 34 years since she wrote her first typewritten poem, "Gathering Pennys," which would either have made Gertrude Stein proud or given her a headache. She is a freelance writer and editor and the Mystic of Humanistic Logistics with Ars Poetica, in which capacity she gets to engage intellectually and heartfully with guests at events around the world. She recently added a mystery snail named Nezuko to her menagerie of wonderful home animals.

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How It Works (1-hour Sessions):


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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

Salon Guidelines:


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 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.


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.


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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