Prompt for January 15 – Virtual Barat House

Thaw

In New York, it might seem a little early for this image as a prompt. Then again, maybe in the world climate context, it’s timeless.

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.

A note to those joining for the first time this week

The blog contains dozens of prompts, posted over the last several months. Please feel free to use any of them—or no prompt at all, if you are burning with inspiration from elsewhere.

Prompt for January 13 – Virtual Didier Dumas

We do not dream alone

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.

A note on the prompt

This is the title of the Asia Society Triennial current exhibit, at the Asia Society through June 27, part I of a yearlong series of events. The title was inspired by a line from Yoko Ono’s 1964 publication, Grapefruit—“A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality.” See the artistic statement here.

Prompt for January 8 – Virtual Barat House

A list of further possibilities

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.

A note on the prompt

An excerpt from the title When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities by Chen Chen (BOA Editions 2017), via a prompt by @poetrywithemily on Twitter.

No Prompt for January 6

Folks, Donna here. Prompts fail me today. I wish you the serenity to be able to write in good health, if you plan on writing tonight. For anyone who would like to gather in the Zoom room, I will open it at 8pm.