We are at an end to our Serious Writers’ group. I have learned a lot in the process, about myself, my hopes and dreams, and the needs of writers in my community. Unfortunately, we had a mixed group with different styles and different ideas on the functions of a writing support group. However, we did all have one thing in common that I failed to recognize at the time because I was focusing on forms of writing, and the function of the group, instead of listening with my heart. We all had emotional issues that were not addressed. I forgot my main purpose in being poet laureate and in creating the group, and that is mental and emotional healing through writing and sharing of poetry. I am now back on track. I will be starting a new writers group with that specific purpose. If you wish to join, let me know. We will write, read, share, and support each other in our journey as writers and fellow human beings.
The ultimate purpose is to reach as many people as possible with the hopes of saving lives with resonance and connection to powerful poetry and personal transformation experience.