Blushing Sky Writer's Playground
The Sky's the Limit
Blushing Sky Writer's Playground is Pleased to Present
Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Stellasue Lee, Ph.D.
Award Winning Poet, Robert Fanning, M. F. A.
Certified Instructor of Neuro-Lingustic Programming (NLP),
Prize Winning Fiction Writer, Linda Sienkiewicz, M. F. A.
Director of Blushing Sky Writers, Cheri L. R. Taylor, M. F. A.
Cheri is the recipient of a 2007 RARE Foundation Everyday Heroes Award for her work with writing in community settings and was awarded a 2009 Writing Residency with The Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois. She is a featured reader and workshop facilitator at multiple venues in the Metro Detroit area and elsewhere.
Come out for a full day of learning and re-energize your writing and your writer's soul in stellar workshops with fellow writers and experienced leaders who are eager to assist you!
Explore your writing in-word and out-word and watch it grow!
This workshop has a limit of 20 participants!
Register by September 15th.
The first ten registrants will be entered into a drawing for a free writing coaching session with Cheri L. R. Taylor.
Register early to ensure your space!
8:45-9:30 Registration and Coffee, Continental Breakfast
10:00 Stellasue Lee; Saying the Unsayable. Explaining the unexplainable is something of a magic act, showing up to a blank page with an unfettered mind takes some doing. In this process, things happen that are always a surprise. This kind of writing is about reaching into the mid-section and exposing what lies within. It is one of the oldest methods of self-exploration and expression. It leads people to understand their inner core and how life works. It empowers them to change the course of their thinking. Once it's down on paper, it lives. Participants will write and share during this workshop.
11:30 Linda Sienkiewicz, M.F.A.; Points of View in Fiction: Putting "You" in the Story When a narrator turns away from the imagined reader and tells an entire story to "you," it affects the reader on a level of intimacy that no other point-of-view can. In this workshop, we'll explore how this unique strategy creates a more passionate experience for the reader, what type of narratives it's best suited for, and what to consider if you want to put "you" in a story. Participants will have the opportunity to write from an exercise during this workshop.
12:30-2:00 Lunch and book signing by featured presenters.
2:00-3:00 T. Andrew Caddick & Cheri L. R. Taylor, M.F.A. Thought/ Word/ Intention; Neuro-Linguistic Programming for the Writer's Soul. Picture your future. Not an easy thing to do, right? But what if you could see it, and yourself in it, so clearly that you knew what your goals, intentions and accomplishments would look like? This workshop will allow attendees to nurture their writer's souls in exercises designed to give clarity and focus with an eye to the potential we all possess.
In this workshop, participants will work with poet Robert Fanning to read and discuss model poems as well as write new material. The focus of the workshop will be imagery, particularly how poets can employ imagery as a lens--zooming and ranging across the landscape of an experience, with close attention to how the small details or "micro-images" in a poem contribute to the whole. Workshop participants will have the chance to write and share drafts generated in the workshop.
**Sign up with a friend and you both receive $10.00 off the registration price!**
This is going to be a fantastic workshop! Don't miss out!