Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Richness of the Senses and Descriptive Writing: Oakwood Creative Writing, October 12

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"The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible."

Oscar Wilde, Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet (1854 - 1900)


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Dear Friends,


Ann Holdreith sez:


"Really good descriptive writing uses all the senses and takes us into the experience in a way that is highly detailed, captivating and surprising.  Please bring to this workshop


·         a favorite photo album, keepsake or art book, and


·         a brief passage from the work of a great writer that you feel is a highly effective piece of description.


"We will use these prompts to consider how richness of detail involves all the senses, and how sensual metaphor in your own prose or poetry can make it come alive and draw the reader into a unique and vivid world."


Ann will lead the Oakwood Creative Writing workshop next Wednesday, October 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the Oakwood Family Center/Oakwood Learning Center, Conference Room B, in Dearborn.


The fee per session is still only $10 – incredible!  You may pay the fee when you attend.  Please make checks payable to Springfed Arts.


Répondez s'il vous plaît!


Our monthly 90-minute mini-courses are open to everyone who loves to write!  Please join us if you have an interest in doing a bit of writing and learning – no experience necessary.


You know our workshops are always fun and a wonderful way to connect to the writing world.  They are a smart and effective way to explore your individual style and strengthen your powers of description, expression and narrative.  Practiced, well-coached writers use words more skillfully to inspire the imaginations and actions of others.  


  • Ann Holdreith has done intense study in dance/movement, improvisational theatre, acting, voice, psychology and energy healing for over twenty-five years.  Since 1987 she has helped thousands embrace their Authentic Self as a path to greater creativity, purpose and spiritual development, through her radically creative Fire Seed Workshops.  Ann has performed at major venues and festivals throughout metro Detroit.  She is represented as an artist by Batista Gallery of Ferndale and Water Street Gallery of Saugatuck.  Her work is published by Wayne State University and Plain View Press.  She has been nominated for the Push Cart Prize.  She is the host of Musing, every month at The Historic Scarab Club.  Ann Holdreith leads lively classes in which writers break through common practical and emotional obstacles and discover productive creative voices.  To learn more, visit her website: www.annholdreith.com.


Creative Writing is for all writers 15 years old and older.  Please bring paper and a pen or pencil.


The Oakwood Family Center/Oakwood Learning Center is located at 18501 Rotunda Drive in Dearborn.  It is an accessible, warm and comfortable new atmosphere for learning with ample, close-in visitor parking.


Oakwood Creative Writing workshops are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Oakwood Family Center/Oakwood Learning Center in Dearborn.


Coming November 9 – M.L. Liebler





Michael Madigan

Moderator, Creative Writing Program

Oakwood Healthcare System

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15500 Lundy Parkway

Dearborn MI 48126


313-586-4902 Telephone

313-792-7129 Fax


Oakwood Creative Writing is a personal development program that promotes health through the active use, full rounding and recognition of participants' creative and intellectual gifts.  Writers explore their individual styles, strengthen their powers of description, expression and narrative, and practice with others to communicate more vigorously and entertainingly.  All residents of southeast Michigan age 15 and older who love to write and who use writing as a creative outlet or career focus are invited to our workshops.  OCW is presented in collaboration with Oakwood Arts for the Spirit and Springfed Arts/Metro Detroit Writers and funded by the Oakwood Foundation.


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