Wednesday, August 31, 2011

In-Word/Out-Word Writing Workshop Saturday, October 8, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. #mwn #michlit

Blushing Sky Writer's Playground

The Sky's the Limit

Blushing Sky Writer's Playground is Pleased to Present
A Full Day Writing Workshop and Reading
Saturday, October 8, 2011, 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Life Learning Center
3121 Rochester Road, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073 (
(734) 812-8649

Featuring Workshops with:

Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Stellasue Lee, Ph.D.

Stellasue Lee's work is published in numerous literary journals. Two of her books have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Firecracker Red, a powerful collection of poems set squarely in the earth, and Crossing The Double Yellow Line, a journey of sharp turns and hair-pin curves. Her work has appeared in three more volumes, After I Fall, a collection of four Los Angeles poets, Over To You, an exchange of poems with David Widup, and 13 Los Angeles Poets, the ONTHEBUS Poets Series Number One. (Bombshelter Press.) Dr. Lee received her Ph.D. from Honolulu University. Now Editor Emeritus at RATTLE, a literary journal, she serves presently on the editorial board at Curbstone Press. She teaches privately, and at writers workshops. Stellasue was born in the year of the dragon.

Award Winning Poet, Robert Fanning, M. F. A.

Robert Fanning is the author of American Prophet (Marick Press, 2009), The Seed Thieves (Marick Press, 2006) and Old Bright Wheel (Ledge Press Poetry Award 2003). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Shenandoah, The Atlanta Review, The Hawaii Review, and other journals. An Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Central Michigan University, Fanning's writing awards include a Creative Artist Grant from ArtServe Michigan, the Inkwell Poetry Award, and the Foley Poetry Award.

Certified Instructor of Neuro-Lingustic Programming (NLP),
T. Andrew Caddick

T. Andrew Caddick has trained with the best of the best in pursuit of excellence. Starting in the early '90s he discovered and experienced the power of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Now he is an internationally certified NLP trainer. To train with Andrew is truly an experience not to be missed. He masterfully blends humor  with creativity, offering a unique and effective learning environment.

Prize Winning Fiction Writer, Linda Sienkiewicz, M. F. A.

In addition to poetry and artwork publications, Linda K. Sienkiewicz has had short stories published in journals such as the Cleis Press anthology Frenzy, A Touch of Noir, Bartleby Snopes, Stonecoast Lines and forthcoming in PopFic Review.  She's taught workshops at The Women's Center at Firelands College in Ohio, Writing Two Conference at the UICA in Grand Rapids, Springfed Arts: Metro Detroit Writers, and HAVEN domestic violence shelter. She has a literary agent and is working on a novel. Her MFA in fiction is from Stonecoast.

Director of Blushing Sky Writers, Cheri L. R. Taylor, M. F. A.

Cheri L. R. Taylor, M.F.A.  is the author of Wolf, Maiden, Moon Pudding House Press, 2009. She has four chapbooks and has been published in Rattle, Ellipsis, Sirens, Awakenings Review, The CafĂ© Review, Clean Sheets, Current Magazine, Third Wednesday, Poetic Resonance Imaging, the Anthology Strange Michigan  and others. She currently works as a writing instructor at Macomb Community College in Michigan.
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!
Workshop Schedule: 
8:45-9:30 Registration and Coffee, Continental Breakfast
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.
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.
Lunch and book signing by featured presenters.
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. 

Robert Fanning; Through the Lense; Micro-Imagery in Poetry

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.
Featured Presenters Reading & Wine & Cheese Reception 
Open mic featuring Attendees!
Closing remarks

This full day of writing and regeneration is $140.00 and includes all workshops, continental breakfast, full lunch, and wine and cheese reading/reception.
You will have the opportunity to write during workshops and share your work and the opportunity to read at the open mic!

**Sign up with a friend and you both receive $10.00 off the registration price!** 

You will receive a confirmation email!

         This is going to be a fantastic workshop! Don't miss out!

The Sky's the Limit with Blushing Sky!

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