“Give your­self a voice”

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one with Carolyn Row­ell and the other with Jan­ice LaDuke. Work­ing in a group of writ­ers gives us self-con­fi­dence; it’s very pos­i­tive. And we learn about each other and from each other; it be­comes a com­mu­nity. A writ­ing group en­cour­ages a deep com­radery among the writ­ers.”

After read­ing Mar­jorie’s pow­er­ful and evoca­tive The Storm in Tap­root V, a poem that brought me right back to the ice storm of 1998, I wasn’t sur­prised to hear that this poet is most in­spired by na­ture. “I try to open the door for peo­ple to see na­ture in a dif­fer­ent way. I also like to write about hu­man na­ture. But read­ing po­etry is what re­ally gets me go­ing; that re­ally in­spires me,” said Ms. Bruh­muller.

“I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to take time out of your busy life to write, to give your­self a voice and en­gage with oth­ers who en­joy learn­ing more about them­selves and oth­ers.”

Tap­root V, which fea­tures the po­etry of about a dozen Town­ship­pers, can be found at the Ex­pres­sions Bou­tique of Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, in Len­noxville.

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