Sat, Jul 28|
Westport Writers Workshop
Women's One-Day Creative Writing Retreat
Join our day-long retreat for women. We'll listen carefully to our creative selves and write in the voices that belong to us alone. I'll provide prompts and we'll write in short bursts and indulge in longer, more thoughtful writing as well, sharing when we feel comfortable. Trans women welcome.
Time & Location
Jul 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Westport Writers Workshop, 3 Sylvan Rd S, Westport, CT 06880, USA
About The Event
Do flashes of inspiration come into your mind as you’re sitting in traffic,fixing dinner, dropping the kids at school, falling asleep at night?
Do you find yourself unable to recapture those same ideas when you sit down to write?
Do you wish you had time to write but find it impossible to make time?
Do you have a writing project but feel stuck?
We will write together in short bursts and also indulge in longer, more thoughtful writing in a safe, trusting environment. We will share our work with each other in a supportive way using the Amherst Writers & Artists method. This allows for a focus on what is strong and already working in participants’ writing. I will instruct on the craft of writing using this same method when appropriate. No matter what your interest – fiction, memoir, poetry, humor, short story, fantasy, essay, flash—I will provide varied and deeply evocative prompts that will invite your creative self to come out to play. While everyone will be given multiple opportunities to share their writing, no one is ever pressured to do so.
No writing experience is necessary. Both emerging and practiced writers benefit profoundly from this practice. The only requirement is the desire to write and a willingness to listen carefully and to support others’ writing.
You will leave with a notebook full of scenes, poems, stories and a renewed belief in your own unique writing voice.
Bring a brown bag lunch. (Yes, like you’re going to school for the day. You are) Limited to 7 women.