Prompt for September 18 – Virtual Barat House

Love was changing the minds of pretenders

Use the prompt to inspire your work in any form (poetry or prose; fiction of any genre; creative nonfiction, essay, or memoir).

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If you prefer to post your work to our blog, visit Submittable after 12pm to upload your work. We will do our best to publish everything we receive.

A deeper dive into the prompt.

Prompt for September 16 – Virtual Didier Dumas

Shoulder Surfing

It’s a form of eavesdropping . . . Gleaning stories that are none of your business from an over-the-shoulder glimpse of another person’s phone screen.

Use the prompt to inspire your work in any form (poetry or prose; fiction of any genre; creative nonfiction, essay, or memoir).

Join our virtual meeting at 8pm for readings and discussion.

If you prefer to post your work to our blog, visit Submittable after 7pm to upload your work. We will do our best to publish everything we receive.

Thanks to Lithub for inspiring the prompt with “When I’m Telling a Story I Imagine the Eavesdropper Over My Shoulder,” a recent profile of author Walter Mosley.

Prompt for September 11 – Virtual Barat House

Hunger

I was surprised to find that a search of the term “hunger” offers up 31 pages of poetry and discussion on poets.org. Skimming the results, I’m reminded that hunger might be a call for social justice from inmates and teachers; it might portray emotional starvation. It’s a frequent word in recent headlines as Covid-19 disrupts supply lines. And I’m also reminded that it can be fed and satisfied.

Log into our virtual meeting at 1pm for readings and discussion.

If you prefer to post your work to our blog, visit Submittable after 12pm to upload your work. We will do our best to publish everything we receive.

Prompt for September 9 – Virtual Didier Dumas

In the Woodpile . . .

My dog thinks it’s a chipmunk, and it drives her bonkers. But my uncle used to say it was a copperhead. Might it be a basilisk? Who knows? Use the prompt to inspire your work in any form (poetry or prose; fiction of any genre; creative nonfiction, essay, or memoir).

Join our virtual meeting at 8pm for readings and discussion.

If you prefer to post your work to our blog, visit Submittable after 7pm to upload your work. We will do our best to publish everything we receive.

Prompt for September 3 – Virtual Barat House

September Moon

In the Northern Hemisphere, September’s full moon marks the harvest season. (Pumpkin spice rises again!) Grand and pervasive as the harvest season is, though, the September moon rises over countless settings more varied and intimate. Imagine the September moon’s-eye view. Use the prompt to inspire your work in any form (poetry or prose; fiction of any genre; creative nonfiction, essay, or memoir).

Log into our virtual meeting at 1pm for readings and discussion.

If you prefer to post your work to our blog, visit Submittable after 12pm to upload your work. We will do our best to publish everything we receive.

Wednesday September 7 – Oops! Borrowing Prompt, Zoom link remains the same.

Please use the Prompt for August 28 – Virtual Barat House for tonight. The Link

Zoom meeting link for our 8pm meeting.

Thank you

David