Background of The Fellow Bee Society:
Kimberly A. Blanchette founded The Fellow Bee Society on May 1st, 2007. It is her desire to share in the
importance of poetry and photography. She believes these art forms are a megaphone to express or release
a persons thoughts about life, love, spirituality, nature, politics, etc. The FBS explores the written, spoken, and
performed word, along with the diverse aspects of photography and art, with individuals who want to share their
art and partake in the enjoyment of that process. The FBS cultivates and celebrates the experience of each
individual's creative process, which also educates and inspires other members. Hence, The Fellow Bee
Society's motto: "Create, Cultivate, Educate." It is the intent of the
FBS to also become a driving force in the community to promote poetry
and photography by participating in charitable or other events.
Workshop(s) and The Fellow Bee Society (FBS) Information
$50 Lifetime Membership Fee Includes:
1) Official Fellow Bee t-shirt (only available to members) See to the right ---->
or one item up to $10 value.
2) 10% discount on ALL Kimberly A. Blanchette merchandise including books,
cds, t-shirts, photography and paintings purchased through our online store
www.kimberlyblanchette.com/store.html. or at events.
3) 10% discount on workshops and workshop excursions offered by Kimberly.
4) Exclusive invitation to Fellow Bee "members only" events. (ex:. writer's retreats, day trips, etc.)
To order your Fellow Bee Society Membership please visit our online store and then we will mail you your
Membership number and free item: Our Store
|Workshops (Poetry & Photography) Presented By Kimberly A. Blanchette
Salutations!! For those of you who have seen and heard Ms. Blanchette speak at bookstores, coffee cafés, universities, libraries,
organizations, and churches…you KNOW what the buzz is about. This charismatic performance poet and photographer takes her
audience on a phenomenal and unforgettable journey into her world of poetry and photography. Hold tight, because we have some
VERY EXCITING NEWS!!
Kimberly is presenting and conducting a series of inspirational and creative poetry workshops that are educational, daring and
entertaining. She's also presenting a series of highly engaging photography workshops. These workshops are both approachable
and welcoming to the beginning poet or photographer as well as the seasoned published poet or professional photographer, or for
anyone who wants to try something new and have fun.
*Come to one or come to all! *Reserve your spot today!
* All workshops are property of Kimberly A. Blanchette, All Rights Reserved, © 2007-2013
Information On Kimberly A. Blanchette’s Poetry Workshops:
What To Expect At The Workshops:
Get ready to have an amazing experience with Ms. Kimberly A. Blanchette who has a fearless sense of expression connecting written
and spoken word through dynamic performance of body language and range of human emotions. Dress casual, and comfortable. The
locations in which Kimberly conducts her workshops are in relaxing atmospheres that offer a variety of coffee drinks, lovely bakery
goods, and other edible delights for purchase. Kimberly’s warm and welcoming presence will having you feeling as if the each of you
is in the surrounding space of your own living room chatting with friends and sharing life’s conversations while learning, laughing and
exploring new territories in the colorful and diverse world of poetry.
Who Are the People Who Enjoy And Attend Ms. Blanchette’s Workshops?
Everyone!! The fascinating people you will meet and network with in Ms. Blanchette’s Poetry workshops are novice writers and
seasoned writers. They are also professors, social workers, homemakers, artists, gourmet chefs, historians, factory workers,
executives, dentists, waiters, and activists…etc. All these people, although they come from different cultures, backgrounds, and
professions, have one thing in common, they are poets who desire to be a positive “all poet environment” learning and sharing
endless ideas and concepts in the vast world of poetry with Ms. Kimberly A. Blanchette.
Why Experience Ms. Blanchette’s Workshops?
You want to intimately know that energetic person who smiled back at you in the mirror acknowledging life’s possibilities through the
gateway of your own special talents. You want to seize that spark of fire and passion in your spirit and mind to allow yourself to be
creative and enjoy that precious moment. You want to savor the flirtation of concepts and journeys of your heart by exploring pen to
paper. Come experience that feeling of awakening, joy, and wonderment of what so many other people have experienced from Ms.
Blanchette’s Poetry Readings/ Workshops/ and Public Speaking Events. Schedule a private slice of happiness and enchantment for
People who are just like you want to know more about the majestic lost art of writing, speaking, and performing poetic verse. They have
reserved their spot to understand humanity’s timeless romantic and political love affair of poetry along with their yearning to participate
in this seductive dance of wordplay and sway its captivating music shared with Author/ Public Speaker/ Artist Kimberly A. Blanchette.
|Poetry Workshop #4: Sensational Senses of Touch,
Taste, and Smell.
The object of each new session will be to explore the
tantalizing interaction of 3 of our senses. Touch, taste,
and smell connect with word play, nature, food, and
sensuality. Participants will learn how to intertwine
these 3 senses to create wanton passionate poetry.
(This workshop will contain suggestive themes and
provocative word play of an erotic nature.) For those of
you who have seen, read, or heard and thoroughly
enjoyed Kimberly's performance of her famous
poems: “The Violin And The Bow,” “Honey,” “From a
Woman,” and the increasingly popular “Breath of Life,”
then this workshop is definitely for you!
**Workshop may involve tasting Chocolate and/or
other foods. **Warning! Blushing may occur.
|Poetry Workshop #1:
Coffee and Motivation
The object of each new session will consist of a
variety of discussions, topics, and exercises to
encourage, apply, and enjoy the experience of
brainstorming ideas and concepts. Participants will
discover helpful hints to unlock “writers block.” Visual
objects and Magazine articles may be used as tools
for this exciting, fun, and inventive workshop. This is a
great networking workshop to exchange ideas of how
to motivate yourself and others to achieve that
deadline/ goal. Enjoy Laughter, Latte, and Repartee.
|Poetry Workshop #2:
Roller Coaster of Words
The object of each new session will be to complete a poem
that includes one theme, idea, or emotion in which each your
fellow poets contribute one word. All participants will share in
an exciting “round robin” brainstorming game titled, Building
the Poetic Foundation. This will be highly entertaining and a
splendid way to meet new and interesting people. Each time
this workshop is taught the participant will experience and
discover something new and different about themselves, their
fellow poets, and humanity. This workshop teaches individuals
what it means to accomplish a task while working in a team
environment, to achieve a united goal, and appreciate the fruits
of their labor. Those using the “Out of the Box” thinking skill will
add to the playfulness of this workshop. Buckle up and hold on
tight for an unpredictable and wild ride of wordplay!
|Poetry Workshop #3:
Sensational Senses of Sight and Sound
The object of each new session will be to explore the
fascinating interaction of two of our senses. Sight and
Sound connect with word play, nature, spirituality, and
music to form riveting poetry. This moving and
breathtaking workshop takes sensory information and
partners that with our personal words to create a
beautifully written and spoken poetic art form, thus
capturing the intensity of our sight and sound experience.
Those who are nature lovers, visual artists, and
musicians will greatly enjoy this workshop!
|Poetry Workshop #5:
Celebration of You
The object of each new session is to understand who you are
as an individual, and how that individuality is the foundation of
your poetry. This workshop nudges you to explore what
inspires you to create poetry in a certain style. This workshop
is a strong arm to lift your self-esteem, celebrate your
spirituality, and embrace your culture. Kimberly welcomes you
to find the hidden beauty of yourself and let your light shine!
Excellent workshop for all who want to celebrate and embrace
diversity: People of color organizations, LGBT organizations,
women’s organizations, religious organizations, and
|Poetry Workshop #6:
Cause and Effect Of Words
The object of each new session is to identify the positive
and negative power of wordplay. Life events and
circumstances birth emotions and reactions that trigger a
verbal and written response from a poet. This is a highly
educational and inspirational workshop that opens up
society’s mind and looks inside her politics, passions,
and gender roles by using the insightful persuasive
power of poetry to explore these important, complex, and
controversial issues. Participants of this class will learn
how to explore/change/embrace their world view by
cultivating poetry as an amazing teaching tool of artistic
expression. Your pen is your voice, use it! Magazine
articles and newspaper clippings may be used as
educational tools for this workshop. Philosophers,
Educators, Activists and Homemakers, this class is for
you, let your voice be heard throughout the Land Of The
Free And The Home Of The Brave!!
* Must complete an order form.
* All of those registering for Ms. Blanchette’s workshops must be at least 18 years of age.
* Fees are required to be paid in full 24 hours in advance.
* Accepted form of payment: Check, Credit Card (MC, Visa, Discover, AE), Money Order, Cash (if in person), or PayPal.
* One Hour Workshop Fees are as follows: $25.00 per participant (includes a 10 minute break separate from workshop running time.)
* Two Hour Workshop Fees are as follows: $50.00 per participant (includes two 15 minute breaks separate from workshop running
* Excursion Workshop Fees are as follows: These are specialized workshops in which fees will vary due to planning of travel, or
lodging, and food. We will be offering these highly unique”Excursion Workshops” in the future.
* Locations may vary around the state of Wisconsin unless otherwise specified.
* Each workshop location, date, and time may vary but will be posted.
* IMPORTANT: Some workshops, due to popular demand will be offered at more than one location and time. You choose which is
most convenient for you.
*Email your completed order (see link at top left) form including your choice of workshop and required
payment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once your order form has been accepted by
kimberlyblanchette.com, you will then receive a confirmation via email within 48 hours. You can also
print and mail your order form to Colleen Frentzel, 229 Ba Wood Lane, Janesville, WI 53545
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Important note: Ms. Blanchette is not looking to structure or restructure your poetry or style. These workshops are only to meant to
allow you to share your poetry, find ways to create poems or ideas for poems, and just have fun with poetry.
Contact us about
having a poetry
workshop at a coffee
shop near you or about
having a home poetry
|Poetry Workshop #7: Presentation & Delivery
The object of each new session will be to enhance your poetry delivery. Kimberly will teach you about voice reflection,
tone, style, and how to read your audience. Maybe you have a fear of speaking in front of crowds or maybe you just want
to improve your delivery. Kimberly will work on these things with you.
Leave your audience wanting more....
|Pick from a workshop above or contact Kimberly to create your own.
Workshops will be held at a mutually convenient establishment agreed upon by you and Kimberly.
|Photography Workshop #8: The Photographer’s Journey Through Nature.
This is a hands-on and fun exploratory workshop. Get to know yourself as the “artist”
behind the camera. With a round-robin style of communication participants will learn
how to connect with the subject being photographed through the use of the lens.
Kimberly will help you find ways to tap into your creativity, utilizing your own style.
Bring in a nature oriented picture and be ready to discuss that piece briefly. Only if
you have one, this is not a requirement. This will be a fun exercise of self evaluation.
Participants will be going into “the field” to photograph what intrigues/attracts them,
and then discuss what they photographed and why.
Locations will vary. Settings will always be outside.
|Photography Workshop #9: The Photographer’s Journey Through Mind.
This artistic and philosophical workshop explores the different aspects and thoughts
about what photography is. Photographs can be seen as art, documentation,
memorable moments, or self expression, or a combination thereof. Does photography
have a purpose? Does it need a purpose?
Kimberly will help participants seek out what they find alluring to their “mind’s eye” and
mesh that with emotion, events, and/or objects.
Participants will discuss and explore the link in photography with ethical, political,
cultural, and spiritual subject matter(s).
Locations and settings will vary.
Information On Kimberly A. Blanchette’s Photography Workshops:
What To Expect At The Workshops:
Kimberly’s signature photography workshops welcome individuals to explore wonderfully diverse worlds of photography that go
beyond traditional portrait style camera work. These social and engaging artistic workshops will venture you into a rich universe of
photography that is waiting to be showcased by your lens. From lush landscape, to urban/cultural life, and every where in between,
allow yourself to be swept away in the beautiful living heartbeat of the world around you. Participants will learn how to bring vivid
emotion and remarkable storytelling abilities into their photography.
What is needed or required?
*Please bring your own camera and make sure you have plenty of batteries and film or memory card
*A notebook and pen.
*Dress casual, comfortable, and for the weather. Hats, bug repellent, and sunscreen may not be a bad idea too.