It was a beautiful June evening, the moon promising to be full, when Judi Valentine and I spoke at the Lincolnville Community Library, a beautiful generous space, balanced and inviting. Our talk was titled “From Inspiration to Publication”.
The talk was set for 7 pm and, as is always true in Maine in my experience, people showed up on time. About twenty people, all interested in writing. Writers, artists, musicians, seekers. I spoke for about 20 minutes about why we write, about Method Writing, and about Judi Valentine who had studied with me and gone on to publish a wonderful YA book called The Crystal Chain.
After I assigned a writing exercise called Write Like You Talk, and several people stood up to read at the front of the room, we took a break, answered questions and ate chocolate and strawberries. The sun had moved in the sky and the light was soft and welcoming.
Judi spoke about her journey as a writer, her interest in crystals, science fiction and astrophyshics and space, as well as her desire to have a positive impact on the world. And then she read from her book.
By the time we had cleared the space and put all the pieces together, the moon had risen and we were ready to celebrate.
Please join me and Judi Valentine to hear about the Method Writing process that I teach and how Judi put it into action! http://www.freepressonline.com/Content/Articles/Book-Reviews-Literary-Events/Article/Writing-Coaching-at-Lincolnville-Library-June-7-/130/64/52661
Congratulations to Caneel Cheskin, inaugural recipient of the Elizabeth Ilgenfritz Scholarship to the Longfellow Young Writers' Workshop!
The Maine Writers and Publisher Alliance’s second Ilgenfritz Scholarship—to attend the SLICE Literary Writers’ Conference—is open for submissions until July 1. The scholarship supports one female writer who is 18+ (a high school graduate) who lives in Waldo or Knox counties to attend the 2017 SLICE Literary Writers’ Conference in Brooklyn, New York on September 9 and 10.
Richard Goodman returns to Maine Media this summer (July 16-22) to teach a memoir writing course. Be sure to sign up soon! https://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/writing/writing-your-life-workshop-creative-memoir
Victoria is a former student who is a strategic performance coach who has taken it to the next level. Check out one of her latest events: http://www.victorialabalme.com/rock-the-room-live/?inf_contact_key=81097f6720743a7170e782795e9ba2cb484e7f2ce8afc3796d9fe740193f05ff
Mark your calendar for Poetry Night at Pig & Poet Restaurant in Camden. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Ilgenfritz Scholarship for female writers in Maine. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-night-pig-poet-tickets-33909315676
Two fantastic scholarship opportunities are available through the Maine Writers & Publisher’s Alliance. These scholarships were established in memory of Elizabeth Ilgenfritz; a long-time member of MWPA, dedicated writer and a dear friend.
Consider applying and please share this email with others who might want to apply, as well. Such a great opportunity for local female writers! http://mainewriters.org/ilgenfritz-scholarships/
Kathrin’s student Maureen Egan has rescheduled her talk about the healing qualities of art making. A painter and writer, Egan has recently published a book, The Light From Here: A Brest Cancer Story, that includes both.
She will tell her 10-year journey into art on Saturday, February 25, at 4 pm at the Camden Public Library’s Picker Room, with a snow date of Sunday, the 26th at 3pm. (Note that time for the snow date is one hour earlier. The library will post on its website in case of snow cancellation.)
Dagney Ernest from the Camden Herald recently profiled Egan in the art’s section. Here’s the link to her story: