Many famous writers — and not so famous and not yet famous writers — have kept a writing notebook: Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Larry David, Austin Cleon, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Virginia Wolff, among countless others.
A notebook can be an essential tool for writers. It's the place where you lead a writerly life, where you find interest and significance in the ordinary. Where you explore your fantasies, your observations, overheard conversations. In your notebook, you play with voice, capture character and characterizations, and sow seeds for future writing. This notebook also can include maps, collages, or sketches.
For this workshop, you bring the notebook(s) and your favorite writing instrument and we’ll provide some additional materials. Think of your Writer’s Notebooks as a typical Maine farmhouse: Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn. Big House is the large format book you keep at home. The notebook that you carry with you is the Little House. The Back House and Barn are your toolkits: pens and colored pencils, laptop, voice recorder - all the items you use to explore and tease out stories.
When: Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Please bring notebooks, a writing instrument and lunch.
Where: 26 Split Rock Cove, South Thomaston, Maine.
26 Split Rock Cove is a small, privately owned artist community of studios and living space that offers a variety of workshops in writing and art making.
Cost: $125 + $15 materials fee (Maximum 10 participants)