Collective Breath – Episode 48 – 6/6/21 – Transcript

COLLECTIVE BREATH – Episode: 48

Week of Sunday, June 6th, 2021

Number of people attending Facebook (personal portion):

Number of people attending Zoom Meet (group portion):

Introduction:

“Life itself is the proper binge.”

Julia Child

Welcome to our names of episodes episode.

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.

“You can binge a TV series or watch a reality show, and they’re not innocent. They take a lot of room in your brain, and you don’t have any space left for your own thoughts. They give you a scripted reality. It’s an ideological tool.”

Raoul Peck

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.

“My favorite binge watch is seeing your heartbeat through your eyes”

— Mohit Arya

This Weeks Writing Prompt:

This week’s Prompt : If your life were broken into seasons of a series others could binge watch, what would the names of some of the episodes be?

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:(3)

“Memory is quite central for me. Part of it is that I like the actual texture of writing through memory. I like the atmospheres that result if episodes are narrated through the haze of memory.”

Kazuo Ishiguro

“Tweeting is a great way to practice writing jokes, but there is so much more to comedy writing than just jokes. Jokes are a necessity, but you also have to learn how to write characters, to break a story, to keep coherence between episodes. I’ve learned more by being a TV writer than I ever could’ve on my own.”

Megan Amram

“Even if an episode is self-contained, the preceding episodes always affect how the audience takes it in.”

Hiro Murai

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: (1)

Animal Crackers

For further personal reading

Biggest Little Theatre Festival for Youth

Artist Interview

Bruka Poetry Gathering

(Poetry Contribution to BLTFY)

Next Week’s Writing Prompt:

Which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms: Write about the phrase ‘Heart and Soul’

Shout Outs

The Reno Aces for getting a home win against the Sacramento River Cats Friday night. Those Friday night fireworks were all the more satisfying.

Closing Sentiments and an Invitation

“Truthfully, I don’t like the binge-watching model. I think that if you give everybody everything all at once, there’s very much a law of diminishing returns as far as their enjoyment of them.”

— Timothy Simons

Cheers to those of our circle who take the time to soak in each episode individually. Appreciating every season of life. Every new character. Every interesting plot line. Kudos to those in life who seize the narrative so that all may be richly blessed by the unfolding of the story. Your series benefits others and touches other’s lives.

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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Being heard, stirred, and perhaps cured by life's many hidden images and the written-spoken word.
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