Event Category: Educational Workshops
Show Up & Write!
Workshops with Maia Williams
Three Wednesdays: April 17 and 24, May 1
10:45am – 1:15 pm
(Discount before April 15: $80usd/ $1,500mxp)
Info and pre-registration: email@example.com
The Personal Geography of Writing
- the study of the physical features of the earth and its atmosphere, and of human activity as it affects and is affected by these.
The final spring season writing workshop series will provide a framework to support our natural inclination to remember and preserve the stories of our lives. We will explore the places and landscapes where we have made our home and others we have visited. We will delve into how and why they shaped and defined us. The scenes of our lives are incomplete until we add the power of place to our writing.
Inspiration, literary techniques, and writing exercises will be found in the short works of well-known and up-and-coming writers of nonfiction, memoir, and poetry.
The goal is for each participant to produce one solid draft of a story or poem per week, for personal satisfaction or publication. Participants may use class exercises and writing time to revise and polish work already in progress. All levels of experience are welcome.
The intent is to create a safe environment for participants to share their work and receive positive feedback. We will record and transform our thoughts and experiences into memorable poetry or prose—or a hybrid form.
Sharing what you write is optional and encouraged. We will listen to the silence, to each other, and to our selves.
Workshops are led by Maia Williams, co-director of the international San Miguel Writers’ Conference, founder of San Miguel’s Poetry Café Bellas Artes, and publisher of Crossroads: La Vida Creative en San Miguel de Allende. Courses are conducted in English. Seating is limited. Pre-register or ask a question via email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Subject: Write!