In her 1989 book, The Writing Life, Dillard wrote: "One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time . . . . give it, give it all, give it now. . . . You can't take it with you."
Writer's desk at Obras, Allentjo, Portugal . . .
. . . and its view of 14th Century Evoramonte Castle on the hill
If you want to see more about Obras Foundation's residency program for artists and writers, check out http://www.obras-art.org/obras-portugal.html.
And now for some shameless self promotion:
Writing Place: Landscape, People & the Natural World
Linda Buckmaster, Instructor
Registration by May 1
Sponsored by Whitehead Light Station. A three-night program held on Whitehead Light Island off Spruce Head, Maine. Accommodations in the lightkeeper's house with wonderful meals.
Open to writers of all levels writing poetry or prose
Linda Buckmaster’s poetry and prose have appeared in over 30 journals. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and has been teaching for four decades.
For more information and to register, contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.whiteheadlightstation.org/programs.html