April & May Six-Week Workshop

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A six-week writing class featuring Jack Grapes' Method Writing.

Writing exercises will help you:

• Explore the rhythm & tonality of your own unique voice

• Create an image/moment

• Discover new voices

When: April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 and 23 plus a Reading and Celebration
Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. (Lots of snacks provided to keep the writers energized!)

Where: Private home in Rockport

Cost:  $400 for six group classes OR $25 Discount/$375 if paid in full by April 1, 2019

Join: Call 207.542.0528 or email Kathrin@KathrinSeitz.com

Free Writing Workshop at Lincolnville Community Library

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Method Writing Workshop

I will lead a Method Writing Workshop on Saturday, April 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lincolnville Community Library. Thanks to a generous grant from the Maine Public Library Fund, there is no charge for the workshop but space is limited so registration is required.

I will explain the techniques of method writing, all designed to inspire creativity and help writers at any level of experience discover their own tone, rhythm, and dynamics when choosing words and language. Participants will then practice these techniques by writing short pieces in response to a series of prompts. Each person will have the chance to read aloud at least one of their pieces and discuss it with the group. The afternoon will end with a time for people to ask questions on what has been covered and tell about projects they may already be working on.

We welcome both beginning and experienced writers to participate in this workshop. For more information or to register, call 706-3896 or email questions@lincolnvillelibrary.org.

Summer Writing Workshop

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A six-week writing class featuring Jack Grapes' Method Writing.

Writing exercises will help you:

• Explore the rhythm & tonality of your own unique voice

• Create an image/moment

• Discover new voices

When: June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2, 9 plus a Reading and Celebration
Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. (Lots of snacks provided to keep the writers energized!)

Where: Private home in Rockport

Cost:  $400 for six group classes OR $25 Discount/$375 if paid in full by May 15, 2019

Join: Call 207.542.0528 or email Kathrin@KathrinSeitz.com

Young Artists Summer Workshop at Maine Media

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“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn’t hold with such nonsense.” (Harry Potter)

We are drawn to these lines. We are pulled into the story by the unique voice of the writer. We each have our own voice. You have your own voice, your own rhythm and tonality. You created it over the years informed by the earliest sounds you heard, by your family, your ethnic group, your economic class, your geographic location and where you go to school. You may have a favorite uncle or singer whose voice you imitate. You may not even know you do it.

During this week-long class you will begin to identify your own voice and help your classmates identify theirs. You will also learn to write a scene with the help of an exercise called image/moment.

By the end of the week you will have a first draft of a story, a poem, or an essay.

Each class will begin with a free write or writing to a prompt, or, reading from your work in progress. You may source a photo, a piece of music, overheard dialogue.

To help discover (identify) your voice, I will invite you to listen to your favorite music, to identify the rhythm and tonality and to mimic it in your writing.

Exercises will include work on an Instagram account, taking a picture and writing the story you see in it, identifying a childhood memory and writing it, exploring your inner monsters and your outer angels. Using all kinds of ways to access your voice- to discover who you are.  We will map out characters, create a poster.

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Each evening I’ll give you pages to read, a bit of homework to do as we move toward our goal.

At the end of the week, we’ll have a reading. You’ll each get to choose something to read, no more than five minutes, a piece you’ve written in the class. We’ll share our work and celebrate.

When: Sunday, July 21 through Saturday, July 27, 2019

Where: Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine

Cost: $1,750  (Maximum 10 participants) Tuition includes room and board.

Join: For more info and to enroll go to https://www.mainemedia.edu/workshops/item/young-creative-writing-finding-your-deep-voice/