May Newsletter


April brought seven new prompts on The Write Spot Blog including a fun “Trompe L’oeil . . . Prompt #716,” inspired by someone calling her situation a trompe l’oeil.

Three Recovery of Idaho Writing Workshops - Free on Zoom

“Writing Our Stories”

Thursday May 18

6:00 – 7:30 pm Pacific Time

Facilitated by Marlene Cullen.

We’ll tap into the richness of memory and imagination to spark ideas for writing.

Please Zoom in around 5:45 pm to make sure technology is working and give the host time to let you in the Zoom Room.

If you have signed up for the Spring Recovery Writing series, you do not have to sign up again.


Thursdays  June 1, June 15

6:00 – 7:30 pm Pacific Time

Facilitated by Rebecca Evans.

What must you untangle to become whole?

In the workshop, Rebecca Evans shares empowerment activities surrounding self-care for the writer, along with craft moves and ideas specific to the difficult narrative.

Register with EventBrite.

Questions? Contact Norma Jaeger.

Event with Rebecca Evans

The Untangling Workshop Series: A Fusion of Empowerment & Craft

In-Person & Virtual Event hosted by The Meridian District Library
Wedsnesdays: May 31 and June 28

5:30 – 6:30 pm Pacific Time

Trauma writing can be more than catharsis. It can offer craft and writing skills, create awareness and conversation.

Writers at all levels can develop writing skills to approach narrative that sometimes feels too overwhelming, personal, or shameful to pen.

Register by Email:

Nicole R. Zimmerman

Tuesday, May 9, 10 am – noon, Pacific Time

Online writing session, “Discovering Your Inner Child”

Workshop Facilitator: Nicole R. Zimmerman

“We’ll follow a few prompts to access the wonder, creativity, and imagination of the child within. With compassionate awareness, we’ll also tend to the wounded inner child, allowing whatever arises when we are free to write expressively.”

This session is part of Write Around the World, a month-long international fundraiser to support the social justice programs offered by Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA). 

Donation: $20, $15, or $10

You will get the Zoom link after registration

Write Around the World invites beginner, emerging, and experienced writers into a creative space using the Amherst Writers & Artists Method. Around 100 individual writing sessions will be offered throughout the month of May

View the AWA calendar to register for any session.

Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest

Theme: The Five W’s of Life:

Who? What? Where? When? Why?

Discover The Answers Through Poetry.

Poems may be in rhyme, free verse, haiku or other accepted poetry forms and of any length, up to a maximum of 60 lines.

Everyone is encouraged to enter the contest. Poets do not have to live in Lincoln, CA to be eligible.

There is no entry fee.

Young Poets, 18-years of age or under, are encouraged to submit poems and will compete in a special “Young Poets” category.

All poems must be received by Thursday, July 20, 2023.

Questions: Contact Alan Lowe at

I hope you enjoy writing in May. Perhaps writing outdoors, weather permitting.

Marlene Cullen
The Write Spot

Lighting the path for reflection
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