I will be offering this popular class in various locations over the next year. Each workshop will be different based on the location. These are what are scheduled so far. (Register via the organization sponsoring the workshop. If you want more info about the class, use the Comments section here. )
Writing Nature and a Sense of Place
By developing the craft of writing about place, participants will discover more about their subjects, allowing them to better understand and present their world and experiences. The workshop is open to writers of all levels and suitable for writers of both poetry and prose.
· Through writing exercises and prompts, participants will work to develop skills from the “writer’s toolkit” of image, voice, language, structure, and more.
· We will look at the work of other authors for inspiration and modeling.
· As weather allows, participants will write outside for some of the exercises.
· The workshop will maintain a safe, supportive environment that recognizes there is no such thing as a mistake in writing, just the next draft.
Saturday, September 24; 9:30 - 1:30: Blue Hill (Maine) Public Library
Sponsored by Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. Time outside to explore the harbor.
Saturday, December 10; 10:00 - 3:00: Fernwood Nursery, Montville, Maine
Scones and homemade soup lunch included. Enjoy the gardens in early winter.
August 17 - 20, 2017: Whitehead Island Maine
Sponsored by Whitehead Light Station. This three-night program will be held on an island off the coast of Spruce Head with accommodations in the lightkeeper's house and all meals included. Definitely a special experience. More details will be posted soon.