Coming this Winter/Spring to The Old Stone House -- Sense Writing
Sense Writing is an innovative approach designed to enhance and deepen your personal development as a writer. Re-imagining writing as both a sensual and intellectual process, Sense Writing gives you the tools to discover and harness the artistry inherent in your writing.
The Fundamentals of Sense Writing: Memoir
January 12the and 13th, 10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Using your own life stories, this memoir workshop explores the vital connections between your senses, emotions, and imagination. Because the focus of this workshop is on what is felt and “tangible” rather than abstract ideas of “good writing,” and because we encourage critique based on skilled awareness rather than analysis, writers of all levels and genres learn to bypass judgment, inhabit their writing, and find pleasure in all the stages of the craft, including revision. Immerse yourself in this endlessly dynamic method that will take you through all the stages of writing – from beginning to end – in just one weekend!
“I have learned more about writing rich, complete, and detailed stories than in any of my previous writing courses.” - A. Cargill
“A revelation” – A. Gerber
“I experienced the miraculous sensation of creativity.” -T. Omer
Participants will leave with two to three complete pieces. Open to writers of all levels and genres.
Madelyn Kent has served on the faculty of NYU/Tisch School of the Arts teaching Dramatic Writing. The developer of Sense Writing, she has held classes and workshops in North America and abroad. Peggy Stafford, a two-time MacDowell fellow, has taught creative writing at the University of Washington and playwriting at Seattle Rep Theater and Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue Committee. Peggy and Madelyn have worked together for several years initiating and creating collaborative environments.