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Revive Your Writing Workshop: What I Learned

Yesterday, I held the Revive Your Writing! Workshop at c4Yourself Gallery. I’m hoping those of us who became a small community for a couple of hours came away from the day with something good, whether about themselves or their writing. Here’s what I came away with. Writers are generous: In reading aloud the results of our writing … Continue reading

Revive Your Writing! Workshop

When: Saturday, April 16   9:30 -11:30 a.m. Where: C4Yourself Gallery, 1342 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202        Whether you write daily in a journal, have published your writing, or just know you have always wanted to write, on Saturday, April 16, 2011 this two-hour workshop can:        Help you get back to, or on with, your current … Continue reading

The Value of Writers’ Workshops

I wonder why many writers don’t attend workshops. The cost? Self-doubt? Lack of commitment? No babysitter? Hard to say. Maybe it’s some combination of all the reasons mentioned above. More likely, each individual has his or her own reasons. I’m not prepared to spend the countless hours required to consider every potential possibility in trying to find the answer. I am … Continue reading

Antioch Writers’ Workshop 2010: Ten Teachings and Tidbits

Yellow Springs, OH: Friday night marked a bittersweet ending to a fabulous (and sometimes frenetic) week of writerly activities at the 25th annual Antioch Writers’ Workshop. This workshop is famous among writing conferences for participants’ access to their always-amazing faculty, and this week was no exception. Attendees connected with, lunched with, and learned from some of … Continue reading

Real Famous People

So I am in Yellow Springs, Ohio, at the 25th Annual Antioch Writers Workshop. If you are a writer, this is a great place to be. Mixing with wannabes and not-yet-beens are former wannabes and not-yet-beens who now ARE. (Author Note – These statements are not meant to demean or demoralize any of the writers … Continue reading

The Hippies Were Right On

Next week, I’m headed to Yellow Springs, Ohio. It’s a little town nestled amid the cornfields, and famous for resident comedian Dave Chappelle, Antioch College (Rod Serling was a graduate), Young’s Jersey Dairy, and among other things, a long standing liberal mentality common to those counterculture commandos known as Hippies. I always wanted to be a … Continue reading