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The Writers Studio is happy to announce the revival of Word Sprint-- a weekly time to write in the company of others. Using Zoom to come together, we'll write for twenty-five minutes, take a break, repeat. There is no sharing or critique of your writing, only fast-paced, supportive productivity in the company of other writers. It will be fun, exciting, and might be the thing to help you finish (or start...) your manuscript. These virtual sessions will help participants set aside time to write and be with other writers in an informal setting.
The sessions will be led by a rotating team of hosts including Jen Scheiderman, Amelia Ramsey, Kassia Sing, Genevieve Douglass, and Steve Bice
This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
Studio Lead: Sallie Maron Writers.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
A Zoom link will be sent one day prior to each session to the email you registered with. Please watch for this email. Signing up does not mean you have to commit to all the sessions.
**This workshop will be conducted via live streaming with Zoom.**
Learn how nature can help unlock your writing process and feed your writing, inspiring not only your work, but your life.
In this class, students will:
This class is appropriate for all authors and aspiring writers; the practices can be effective regardless of genre. Be sure to bring to class a few pens, a stack of paper (preferably unlined), as well as an open heart and open mind. Together, the students and instructor will create a nurturing and nourishing creative environment so that everyone can flourish.
Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D. is a published author, spiritual ecologist, and the founder of TEALarbor stories. She compassionately supports people’s creative and healing processes by drawing from nature’s wisdom; her clients variously call her their mentor, healer, editor, guide. Jennifer is also a longtime hospice volunteer. Her books, articles, and blogs focus on the human/nature relationship: she has been researching and developing her practice around this “inner/outer landscape” philosophy for over twenty-five years. www.tealarborstories.com
**This workshop will be live streamed via Zoom.**
The Writers Studio is delighted to welcome award-winning author Bonny Becker to our series of Third Thursday events. This will be a wonderful opportunity to be part of a conversation with Bonny about her writing life, her books, or wherever else your questions take her.
Today you are a tree. No. Wait. You are the first woman to give birth on this island. You are Prentice Bloedel. You are the bridge, the butterfly, the fern that touches, for only a moment, the hand of a woman who carries a pink umbrella. You are that woman or the man she was. You are thirteen or forty or ninety-five. You are me. And you are going to find yourself through my voice.
In this generative class, Bloedel Creative Resident CMarie Furhman will introduce students to several different persona poems and personas taken on by artists. Students will talk in depth about the persona we create for ourselves as writers and the expectation given that persona. Students will be asked to take on one of several different beings, human and otherwise. They will quickly research this being and create a first draft of their temporary selves and perhaps find that time spent in the lives of others will help them speak with more confidence and better understanding of themselves and with the voice that is truly their own.
CMarie Fuhrman is the author of Camped Beneath the Dam: Poems (Floodgate 2020) and co-editor of Native Voices (Tupelo 2019). She has published poetry and nonfiction in multiple journals including Emergence Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, Cutthroat a Journal of the Arts, Whitefish Review, Broadsided Press, Taos International Journal of Poetry and Art, as well as several anthologies. CMarie is a regular columnist for the Inlander, the Translations Editor for Broadsided Press, Non Fiction Editor for High Desert Journal, and Director of the Elk River Writers Conference. She resides in the mountains of West Central Idaho.
Have you wondered what it takes to create an audiobook from your own novel? Join producer/narrator Blair Seibert and Writers’ Studio Steering Committee member Jen Pitts Scheiderman as they discuss the ins and outs of audiobook production.
A writing workshop with NYTimes Bestselling and Newbery-Honored Author, Adam Gidwitz.
Whether you have no idea what you want your kids novel to be about, or whether you're halfway through writing it, this workshop is designed to help. Adam will break the process of writing a novel down from way before you start writing, showing you how he builds from scribbles in a notepad (or notes in an iPhone) to a fully planned and fleshed out book. There's no one right way to write a novel, but Adam's method may well work for you--or at least give you ideas to add to your own process. There will be time for some Q and A at the end.
Adam Gidwitz was a teacher for eight years. Now, he writes full time, which means he writes a couple of hours a day, and lies on his couch staring at the ceiling the rest of the time. He is the bestselling author of the children's books, A Tale Dark and Grimm and its companions, as well as The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi. Since receiving a Newbery Honor for his middle grade novel, The Inquisitor's Tale, Adam has been collaborating with other authors to write an adventure series called The Unicorn Rescue Society. Adam is also the creator of GRIMM, GRIMMER, GRIMMEST, a podcast from Pinna and #1 show for kids on Apple Podcasts. The television adaptation of A Tale Dark and Grimm is expected to debut in October 2021. More news on that coming very soon! For more info on Adam, visit his website at www.adamgidwitz.com, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter @AdamGidwitz.
Sit down with Carol Cassella for a conversation about her work in which she explores lives touched by addiction, malpractice, immigration, and tragedy. She’ll be joined by Amanda Mander of the Writers’ Studio Steering Committee.
This four session course will walk students through the process of creating their own comics and graphic novels from idea to finished product. Topics covered included elements of story telling, creating narrative, creating characters, drawing, inking, and coloring comics.
Billy Simms is an award winning artist and educator. He holds a BA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in theatrical scenic and lighting design, an MS from The Johns Hopkins University in special education, and an MFA in studio art from Miami University. He lives in Hamilton, OH with his wife and four cats.
Age Level: Youth Class, Ages 12-18.