COLLECTIVE BREATH – Episode: 46
Week of Sunday, May 23rd, 2021
Number of people attending Facebook (personal portion):
Number of people attending Zoom Meet (group portion):
“Sometimes wearing a mask is the best way to show our true selves.”
A transcript of this segment and each subsequent session will be posted (for anyone interested) at http://www.sidewayseight.co which is my main outlet for personal poetry and photography: Sideways Eight Projects.
“We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.”
– Patrick Rothfuss
Hello fantastic people! My name is Jesse James Ziegler. I am the current Poet in Residence for the Bruka Theatre of the Sierra in Reno, Nevada. I’m a member of the Sierra Literary Cooperative and the spoken word/poetry contributor to Reno Arts News. I am an active poet, special event MC, principle photographer, special event series host, and now weekly wellness writing workshop host in collaboration with Spoken Views Collective of which I am also a Board Member.
“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
– Oscar Wilde
This Weeks Writing Prompt:
This week’s Prompt : Respond to the phrase ‘We all wear masks’
“Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.”
– Victor Hugo
I want for this podcast style personal portion to contain information about famous writers and their quotes as well as, futuristically speaking, local guests to this program who help everyone involved gain a diversity of perspective and positively impact our individual process.
Quote(s) of the Week:(5)
Woven throughout the episode.
I’m hoping this sharing and vulnerability I’m demonstrating will encourage others who love creative writing as well to open up, by sharing from their innermost, related to the topic provided. I’m hoping we all gain perspective, compassion, hope, and discipline through such organized sharing.
Piece or Pieces of the Week: (2)
For further personal reading/listening/viewing
8 Novels about the masks we wear
Quotes from the Mask
Masks of the World
Next Week’s Writing Prompt:
Which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms: How does individual healing bring about community healing?
Spoken Views Collective and the Holland Project for getting us back on track able to gather for a live open mic. Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
Check out the new Spoken Views Collective Facebook page for details and event information.
Closing Sentiments and an Invitation
“Do they love you or the mask you put on everyday?”
– Shimika Bowers
That’s it for my personal portion. If this is where you get off this train of thought, because you checked in to listen, thank you for tuning in and absorbing. I appreciate your time and consideration. If you are here for the Weekly Wellness Writing Workshop group portion via Zoom Meeting, please transition to that application now using the link provided in the details/description section of the Bruka Theatre Facebook Event Page for ‘Collective Breath’. The link to watch previous episodes is in the bio section of the Collective Breath Instagram page @biggestlittlecollectivebreath
‘Keep’ (my frictionless benediction)
Keep writing. Keep your heart open and your mind aware. Keep coming back for more. Keep going. Keep giving. Keep doing. Keep daring to believe in a better way of living. Keep loving and creating. Keep each other safe and sound. Keep it real, and keep the faith. I love you. Goodbye for now.
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