Although the very rich discussion, in the beginning of the meeting, was about how dependent the potency of your subject matter is on your DELIVERY and SENTENCE STRUCTURE, it gravitated towards the subject of how mental illness is dealt with in America, how social media plays into our mental health, and how we expressed our own experiences with mental disorders through the language arts.
The readings were extremely emotional and passionate. Naturally, we all had our “stuttering” spells because, in the midst of the raw energy. I liked that, though. It’s good to let the emotion overwhelm when it comes to art.
I, also, got to give my mentor, Joshua Cook, a shout out, towards the end of the recording, and to explain how his first project inspired me to journey into the world of literate.
Thank you LyricalLisa, Racheal Eastman, and Stephanie Eastman for making this event special. Every kind of artist can take something away from this session. I hope you all enjoy, and I would love to hear your thoughts on the recording!
THIS AUDIO WAS RECORDED AT A “WORDSMITHS & READERS OF TARRANT” MEETING–A LOCAL WRITING GROUP THAT I LEAD.