Writers in the Mountains
is a local writing group whose mission is to provide a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing. Our workshops are informal, meeting from three to six sessions. Each participant has the chance to read aloud either a new work, or a work in progress. The instructor and the other writers in the workshop will critique the writing, offer constructive criticisms and suggestions for improvement.
The number of participants in a workshop will vary from as few as six to as many as twelve. We want to be sure that each participant has an opportunity to read and receive evaluations. At the end of the workshop a public reading is arranged so that the work can be shared with the community. Some of our participants have no writing experience at all and others have written for years. There are workshops geared toward all styles, genres, and experience. All that is required is a love of language and the desire to tell a story.
Every Tuesday at 1 pm
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Poets are often accused of focusing too much on only a few topics-birth, death, birth, death, death, death. While it’s true that a good poem can be written about just about anything, it’s also true that many of the best poems address life’s most meaningful questions. In this class, we’ll take up that challenge and write poems that respond to birth, death, love, and a few of life’s other profound experiences. We’ll also discuss poetic craft and the particular challenges that arise when poets explore these experiences.
Lynn Domina is the author of two collections of poetry, Corporal Works and Framed in Silence, and the editor of a collection of essays, Poets on the Psalms. Her recent poetry appears in The Southern Review, The New England Review, Prairie Schooner, and many other periodicals. She has earned an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in American literature from SUNY Stony Brook. Since 1997, she has lived with her family in Delhi.
Register online, or call Jean Stone at 607-326-4802.
Simona David’s Self-Publishing and Book Marketing Research Guide has been released on Amazon.com and Kindle
WIM Pocket Companion for Writers
101 Quick Tips and Thoughtful Prompts for the Writer on the Go
By Bethany Lyttle
With contributions by Ann Epner, Barbara Apoian, Ellen Greene-Stewart and Ev Ellsworth
Available for sale at the Pine Hill Community Center, in the Commons Building in Margaretville, and at the Hobart International Bookport in Hobart
Mail orders accepted: $10 / book, plus $4 postage and handling the mail
To order the book e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
This pocket-sized teaching tool is a collection of 50 compelling, witty, warm, funny and challenging writing exercises that promise to challenge writers of all levels to new heights of creativity. The WIM Pocket Companion for Writers is funded in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization Program administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group (RAG), and with funds from the O’Connor Foundation.
The Writer’s Circle
Coordinated by Ev Ellsworth
According to Ev Ellsworth: “As some famous writer said, ‘the difference between fact and fiction is that fiction makes sense.’ I agree – and, would add that I write to make sense of my life.”
Ev Ellsworth is currently bringing her philosophy, her expertise and her supportive approach to her role as leader of the Writer’s Circle – one of WIM’s (Writers in the Mountains) most popular venues for writers. The Writer’s Circle meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month, from 10 am to 12 noon (with the exception of holidays and inclement weather) at the Fairview Library conference room in Margaretville.
Marleen Gagnon began The Writer’s Circle several years ago for an ongoing group of committed writers who would listen to each other’s work, and give and receive constructive criticism. This is a formula that really works, and Ev Ellsworth is continuing the model created by Gagnon. There are only a few gentle rules for the Writer’s Circle participants. Writers 1) give two or three dollars each session as a donation to our host, the Fairview Library; 2) limit the work they bring, so that all participants have equal time; and, 3) only bring works-in-progress, not finished pieces to the group (76 Main in Stamford already offers a venue for sharing finished pieces.)
A major goal of The Writer’s Circle is to help writers move forward. As Ev says, “ We’d like to be helpful in getting writers past stumbling blocks – and, I think we all know that attending a regular meeting is often the flick of the whip that keeps us going when we feel stuck.” The Writer’s Circle is a wonderful vehicle for writers of all levels. To join or get more information, simply contact Jean Stone at email@example.com.
Free will donation is appreciated
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