Prompt for February 19 – Virtual Barat House

You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.

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.

Notes on the prompt

This is the last line of Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. She offers it as part of her response to her students’ frequent question, “So why does writing matter, again?”

Thank you so much for gathering over the last few years with us, both in person and online! We hope to be back sometime, in some way. In the meantime, keep writing and creating. It has been a joy and a wonderful period of exploration.