Write Like a River:
Women’s Multi-Genre Writing Workshops
I’m delighted to announce upcoming writing retreats in both Massachusetts & Connecticut! Jumpstart, restart, & deepen your writing in a supportive circle of women. Discover & generate new material. Explore & diversify. Make progress on an ongoing project. We’ll mix things up with a range of inspiring, intriguing writing prompts. We’ll discuss craft, strategy, & writing as a practice. You’ll have time to “spill” in short & longer timed sessions. Share your fresh sketches and receive supportive group feedback as we read around the circle. Participants are also invited to bring a draft from which to read in the afternoon. Nurture and connect with yourself, your writing, & a lively community of women writers.
Write Like a River 1-Day Retreats
Saturday, January 10, 2014 / 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. / Florence, MA
Location: Writers in Progress Studio, a literary arts center located in the Arts & Industry Building on 221 Pine Street in Florence, MA (http://artsindustryopenstudios.blogspot.com)
Saturday, January 17, 2014 / 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. / Collinsville, CT
Location: my home along the Farmington River in Collinsville, CT (directions will be sent to registrants)
Arrival: anytime after 9:30 (settle in with a mug of tea & greetings)
Start: 10:00 a.m. sharp
Lunch break: 1:00-2:00 (each group chooses to pack a lunch or potluck; tea & seltzer provided; rest or take a stroll)
Fee: Sliding Scale $95-85-75 (Please pay as close to market rate—$95—as possible. If you would like to help sponsor another woman writer, several scholarships are needed.)
To Register: please contact my terrific assistant, Maya, using the contact form.
For those who’d like to read from a draft on which you’re working, bring copies of one (1) piece or except. Prose: up to 5 pages, double-spaced with 1-inch margins. Poetry: a 1-2 page poem, single-spaced.
Blessings as we near the winter solstice, & I hope to see you in January!
Testimonial: “Chivas, this is your fault! I only want to write. To think about writing. I’m writing all the time—in my head, to myself. I’m energized by thinking/writing/telling/reading/hearing. I love it. And I blame you… Again, I blame you.” Joyce R.
Several helpful links:
http://www.writelikeariver.com/a-day-in-the-life (describes workshop structure)
http://www.writelikeariver.com/spill-theory (describes my concept of “spilling”)