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The Practice of Poetry, Part 1

  • Smart + Becker 1154 McCalla Avenue Knoxville, TN, 37915 United States (map)
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Self-care is a buzz topic in the western world right now. Perhaps it’s because of our value for productivity, building wealth, and thriving in a fast-paced, media-heavy culture. Everyday, we’re confronted with newer, wealthier, better, slimmer, and shinier ways of being. It can feel hard to keep up while remaining grounded and clear in ways that bring beauty to the earth, and not just productivity.

The first part of The Practice of Poetry series is about finding grounding by establishing a self-care practice through writing. We’ll evaluate the stories we tell ourselves about what it means to slow down and find peace in our process. We’ll put pen to the page and create a new narrative that re-establishes for ourselves what it means to feel enough.


The Practice of Poetry is a writing workshop series for multi-passionate women who want to use poetry as a healing, meditative, self-care practice. This workshop series is perfect for those who have stories to share that they can't quite find the words for; women who want to establish a continuous, reflective writing practice, and women who have an interest in writing poetry, but feel shy about beginning.

This workshop will be co-facilitated by multi-passionate creators and poets, Daje Morris of Founding Space, and Ryan-Ashley Anderson of Smart + Becker.


Founding Space produces workshops, events, and conversations that help multi-passionate creators find their place. It operates as a creative agency that uses story-based, human-centered design to clear barriers that prevent grounded creative growth. More information can be found here:


Smart + Becker is a showroom for a curated lifestyle retail collection and monthly art exhibits, a meeting space and DIY workshop destination, and an incubator for creative entrepreneurs that provides consultation and strategy opportunities to help side hustlers and small businesses grow.

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