SCOSA Time To Tell Senior Writing & Poetry News

Stockton Center on Successful Aging

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Creative Writing, Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom Flyer
Instructor: Cynthia Graham    Registration Required
Meeting Location: the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University

Date Time Instructor & Participant Meeting Notes ................................................


10:30am - 12:30pm

Report by Kit Lok: 7 writers on a cold day. Cindi told us briefly about the possible involvement of the program for Stockton’s Day of Scholarship, with her co-presenting with Lisa Cox and maybe a cloth line for samples of our writings. We are excited about the possibility. One of the ladies said she will even take leave that day.



Congratulations to Time to Tell participant, Belinda Manning for her work titled: The Long Journey Home, selected as one of the winning entries to the 21st annual New Jersey Wordsmith Competition. Her piece will be presented by members of the Unlimited Potential Theatre Company during the Joyce Indik NJ Readers Theatre on Saturday, May 30th at 2:00pm at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick. Encouraged to submit her work by her instructor, Cynthia Inman Graham, Belinda is thrilled by the honor. We all wish her great success.


10:30am - 12:30pm

Report by Kit Lok: Only seven braved the cold, six read. Most of us brought our Scar project embroidery and poem, as well as other poems from the class for Cindi, who will display them on the clothesline for the Day of Scholarship presentation with Lisa Cox. She encouraged us to turn up and read our poem that day. Cindi also told us about the possibility of our participation in the SCOSA May Festival. The festival is always well attended. Maybe we can do a clothesline display there too.


10:30am - 12:30pm

Reported by Kit Lok: The sun was smiling and bestowing its warmth again today. Maybe that was why only 6 of us were at the workshop. Everyone read and we had more time for critique and suggestions. Also allowed Cindi to update and discuss with us at length our upcoming readings at DOS and SCOSA May Festival. We all voted to stay on at Noyes, but may occasionally meet at Stockton should we know in advance that there may be conflicting events at Noyes. Cindi and I went out for lunch after the workshop and enjoyed a lovely chat and sharing about our travels and writing experiences.


12:15 - 12:45pm

Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hanging.... SCOSA Time to Tell Creative Writing Group Hangs Their Work on a Literary Clothesline.

March 25th at 12:15 pm in Campus Center Meeting Room 1 Dr. Lisa Cox (SCOSA's Research Chair) explored the Power of Autobiography Groups as part of Stockton's 15th annual Day of Scholarship. Dr. Cox introduced Cynthia Inman Graham, Writing Instructor, and members of SCOSA's Tapping the Source: Exploring Our Wounds, Trusting Our Wisdom Creative Writing group read selected works. If you missed this presentation we will be repeating it at SCOSA' s Successful Aging Festival on May 13th.

Reported by Kit Lok: Our first time participation at Stockton University Day of Scholarship went very well, though a bit rushed. All SCOSA-Noyes aspiring writers who attended read. Cindi strung the clothesline from the dropped media screen. It provided a nice backdrop to the presentation. Lisa and Cindi gave a short introduction. And then we all enjoyed the delicious hot buffet lunch provided. Marilyn also attended and read at the Tour of Poetry reading at 4.30pm facilitated by Emari. She was one of 4 participants who showed up. 12.15pm – 12.45pm session DOS-SCOSA Writing participants:Belinda Manning, Lucy Jerue, Meryl Barer, Marilyn Weisman, Gay Laubert, Cindy Weinberg, Kit Lok. the readings, both prose and poems, covered a range of subjects, from memories of a father’s feldora, shredding of residents’ files, ode to rice, to search for spirituality. Gay Laubertg, who read her piece about making spinach balls ended the session by treating us to some of her homemade spinach balls.


10:30am - 12:30pm



10:30am - 12:30pm



10:30am - 12:30pm



10:30am - 12:30pm



10:30am - 12:30pm  


10:30am - 12:30pm  


10:30am - 12:30pm  


10:30am - 12:30pm  


10:30am - 12:30pm  


10:30am - 12:30pm  

Tour of Poetry for Seniors  Flyer

Location:   The Otto Bruyns Public Library of Northfield - Registration not required

Participants can look forward to a compelling lecture on poetry and reading from a visiting poet as well as a light luncheon, compliments of Ventura's Offshore Cafe.

Date Time Instructor & Participant Meeting Notes


11:00am - 1:00pm

 Guest poet: Kirpal Gordon


 11:00am - 1:00pm

  Guest poet: Michelle Ovalle


 11:00am - 1:00pm

  Guest poet: Mary Lisa DeDomenics


 11:00am - 1:00pm

  Guest poet: Gail Gerwin


 11:00am - 1:00pm

  Guest poet: Anna Evans