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ari'anna has taught Creative Arts, Poetry & Writing in the Puget Sound area since 1990. Author & Creator of the Writing Wild!Unleashing Creative Mind!Workshops. FOUNDER OF FIRST DRAFT WRTING GROUPS. Bremerton. Shelton. Gig Harbor.AND OTHERS IN SEATTLE AREA. FOUNDER OF "WRITE ON OPEN BOOK & MIC VENUES." Motivational. Metaphysical. Transformtaional series for Actors. Artists. Writers. & Anyone who wants to think outside the box of everyday Tick-tock! ari'anna has also created the "ZEN & INk" workshops which utilize elementals & principles of Tao, Zen & Feng Shui to jumpstart creativity & WOW your writing. This series includes "waterwriting" "windwriting" "woodwriting" She also leads & facilitates support groups for writers. ari'anna has been featured on radio & in many national & international publications. She has been a Poet in the Kitsap schools & has given readings or appeared at Barnes &Noble,Bumpershoot,Bremerton Art Walk, First Night Tacoma,Folklife,Spoleto, Art Walk Live!Puget Sound Poetry Festival,Perfect World,Vancouver Writers Conference,Sanctuary & many others. Her first book of poems "When the Sky Falls To Pieces" was published by WetWords Press in 2010. Mason County Writes Anthology poetry group upcoming Jan. 2016.
Lana Hechtman Ayers is a professional manuscript consultant and writing workshop facilitator. She also publishes Concrete Wolf Poetry Chapbook Series, MoonPath Press NW Pacific States Poetry Series and is an editorial consultant at Crab Creek Review.