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Thu, Mar 07


The Recovery Hub

Poetry at Play!

Join us in this poetic workshop guided by Tess Congo!

Poetry at Play!
Poetry at Play!

When + Where

Mar 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

The Recovery Hub, 1401 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA

About the event


Thursday, March 7th



The Recovery Hub (Promise Resource Network)

1401 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28204


Just you! Journals included :)


Sometimes poetry is regarded as one of the more “serious” arts, and people can forget how much play is involved in the craft. In this workshop, we’ll embrace playfulness by reading some samples of other writers who are exuberant, audacious, and downright silly on the page! We’ll pay attention to word choices, sound, line delineation, form, content, punctuation, and tone to evoke the joy and play on our own pages. After going over samples, we’ll take time to write our own playful poems. If there’s time at the end, we'll go around and share what we wrote (sharing is encouraged but not required).


Tess Congo is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her writing has appeared in Publisher’s Weekly, PANK magazine, Ripe: Tales of Hunger and Desire (Afterword Books), and elsewhere. Her drawings and photography have been featured in Aegis magazine and Stone Pacific Zine. She has studied writing at the University of New Hampshire, the University of New Orleans, Harvard University, and earned her MFA in poetry from Hunter College.

Learn more about Promise Resource Network

Founded and led by women in recovery, Beyond Sober helps reduce the impact of substance misuse throughout Charlotte, NC and its surrounding areas. Our programming provides reoccurence and substance-use-preventative support and community level change in an active, authentic and measurable way. Our broad spectrum of activities meet people exactly where they are in their personal journey. Working hand-in-hand with local sober and recovery-centric organizations, we're helping build and enrich a thriving and holistic healing ecosystem.

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