The Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre in Regina Beach is having me back September 18 to 20 to facilitate a weekend workshop, Writing Place, which will be an opportunity for writers of all skill levels to explore the concept of place in writing.*
I’ll invite participants to consider special places that inspire their writing, if there are particular places they write about. We’ll look at the emotional and psychological places we write from, too, and talk about the genres we find to be the best place(s) for our writing. I’m also curious to see if there are places in the writing process where writers regularly get caught or stuck. And I’m prepared to offer a few suggestions and opportunities to try writing exercises to help us get unstuck.
On the final day we’ll look at how we place our writing into the world, if at all, and we’ll have time to create a mini-chapbook, art card, post card, poster, or some other document to showcase our work. In essence, we’ll create a short first draft, and revise, edit, and publish it. Then, we’ll share it with the community at a public reading (at which there may be a very special guest).
So, please join me in creating a safe and respectful environment where we can play with words and language and share our art in community. Registrations will be taken by the Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre beginning September 8.
* The maximum number of participants in this workshop will be 16.