“Place is Your Portal . . . to Writing”
October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 8, 2020
The Belfast Free Library offers this two part writing workshop with Linda Buckmaster. The workshop will be a virtual event on zoom.
We’ll start with places in your life – childhood, special haunts, significant venues, real time, imaginary, etc. We’ll expand to other locations in the world, the universe, or the fifth dimension. As Susan Conley says, “Place is a vessel for our writing, and a portal that can give us access to the emotional terrain.”
This will be a user-friendly workshop for any one of any writing experience (or not). All genres welcome – fiction, poetry, essay, memoir, or something in between. We’ll use writing prompts, exploration of our surroundings, personal memory, and discussion to create new writing that captures a place and lets us tap into ourselves.
You will create new writing or expand on something you already have underway. There will be an optional place-based homework assignment between the sessions.
Class size is limited to 10 so registration is required. To register, contact Linda at email@example.com by September 23rd.
Linda Buckmaster is a poet, essayist, fiction writer, and teacher. Former Poet Laureate of Belfast, her work has appeared in over 40 journals. Her place-based memoir, Space Heart. A Memoir in Stages was published by Burrow Press in 2018. In her classes, she creates a safe environment for participants to explore and