Hosted by bestselling authors and poetry-nerds Jennifer Pastiloff and Kristen McGuiness, We’re All Poets is a quarterly workshop where live reading, craft-talk, free write and group share come together to remind us that it doesn’t matter who we are or what we do in this world, we’re all poets.
Join us on Sunday, April 10 th at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST for our next session of We’re All Poets starring Brad Aaron Modlin.
In this 3-hour workshop, Brad will lead us through discussion, writing, sharing, and communion with poetry as our guide. After the session, writers are invited to submit the poetry they wrote in the group to an annual anthology, We're All Poets, to be published next April 2023.
Throughout 2022, we’ll offer two more workshops (with such poets as Maggie Smith and Brenda O’Shaughnessy), with the opportunity to be published in an annual anthology published by the forthcoming publishing house, Rise Books.
Cost is $200 per session and space is limited.
Brad Aaron Modlin
Brad Aaron Modlin is a poet/writer and an endowed chair/professor of creative writing. He wrote Everyone at This Party Has Two Names and Surviving in Drought. He enjoys collaboration with other types of artists and has co-created with painters, sculptors, video artists, and orchestras.
Several of his poems have been set to vocal music, and he has written lyrics for composers. He has participated in residencies with the Banff Centre for the Arts, Artscape Toronto, and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
His essay “The Summer of the Commune, and Some of the Summers Before That” appears in the new Welcome to the Neighborhood anthology. His poem “What You Missed That Day You Were Absent from Fourth Grade” was featured on the Poetry Unbound podcast by the On Being Project.
Jennifer Pastiloff is the author of the bestselling memoir, On Being Human. She has traveled the world with her unique workshop “On Being Human,” a hybrid of yoga related movement, writing, sharing out loud, letting the snot fly, and the occasional dance party. In 2020, her retreats went virtual, expanding her community worldwide.
Jen has been featured on Good Morning America, New York Magazine, Health Magazine, CBS News and more for her unique style of teaching. She is also the founder of the online magazine The Manifest-Station and leads Writing and The Body workshops with author Lidia Yuknavitch, along with numerous other workshops throughout the year.
When she is not traveling (hahahaha!), she is based in Ojai, CA, with her husband and son and a cup of coffee.
Kristen McGuiness is the bestselling author of 51/50: The Magical Adventures of a Single Life. She has appeared on the “Today Show,” in USA Today, and in Marie Claire, and has written for numerous publications, including Marie Claire, Yahoo, Huffington Post, and Shondaland. In addition, she has edited and co-authored numerous best-selling books.
Currently, Kristen is the founder of Storyboxing, which provides book coaching for writers. She is also the co-founder of Row House Publishing, started by bestselling author and wellness influencer Rebekah Borucki, and this spring, she is launching her own publishing house, Rise Books, a literary publisher for authors looking to write the good fight.
Kristen also lives in Ojai with her husband, two children, two lizards, a fish who won’t die, and a dog named Peter.