Hello, Ko-Fi readers! I'm glad you're here, and I appreciate your support of my work as a writer and teacher. I've been writing my whole life and teaching short-term adult writing classes in OKC since 2005. A few years ago I started offering one-day writing retreats as well. I love seeing my own words in print, but even more, I love watching other writers grow and succeed. I'm committed to making my retreats and consultations affordable for everyone. I know how it feels to be shut out of writing and learning opportunities because my wallet wouldn't stretch wide enough. I don't want others to go through that. That's where Ko‑fi comes in. By supporting my work through this page, you make it possible for me to offer retreats and other services on a sliding scale. You make it possible for me to continue creating my own poems and other work. I chose this platform because you can give any amount, any time. There's no minimum and no long-term commitment. Anything you're able to give is welcome and deeply appreciated. You can learn more about me at my website, mariapolsonveres.com. Thanks again for being here.