The Writer's Spark: Writing Workshops for Everyone with Kirsten Rybczynski

Saturdays, December 1 and 8, 10am-2pm in the downstairs studio

Fee: $25 for the two workshops. Enrollment limited to 10 attendees.

Register: www.kirstenrybczynski.com/events/the-writers-spark-northampton-center-for-the-arts

Banish your inner critic! Embrace your innate ability to write stories! Unleash the hounds of memory! The Writer’s Spark is a writing workshop for those of us who identify as writers and those of us who don’t. In these two 4-hour sessions inspired by the teachings of Lynda Barry, we concentrate on reconnecting to that place in our past where we just made things without asking the question: “Is this any good?” Freeing ourselves from that critical voice allows our stories to reveal themselves in unexpected ways. We will write, draw, color, and more. Anything can happen!

The Writer’s Spark is offered in collaboration with the Center for the Arts. It is funded by gifts in memory of Eli Daniel Nemetz Todd, a writer born and raised in Northampton, who died in October 2016 at the age of 23. We are pleased to honor his legacy by creating affordable opportunities for members of the community to engage in a diverse series of writing experiences with dedicated and talented instructors.

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Straw Dog Writers Guild & the Northampton Center for the Arts Present Poetry Critique Meet-Up

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1-3pm on Sundays: October 14, November 11, December 9
 

$5 registration fee per session. Space is limited to ten, so please register early. http://www.strawdogwriters.org/register

Poetry Critique Meet-up is a chance for poets to give and receive immediate constructive feedback on their poems by everyone in attendance.  Learn what is working in your poems, and what may need revision. Contribute your observations to other poets. Be fascinated by the breadth of the written word. Moderated by poet and translator Michael Goldman. Poetry Critique Meet-up will happen monthly during from June through December. After registering, participants will be informed how many copies of their poems to bring.

Poetry Critique Meet-up is a collaboration between Straw Dog Writers Guild and the Northampton Center for the Arts. This program is funded by gifts in memory of Eli Daniel Nemetz Todd, a writer born and raised in Northampton, who died in October 2016 at the age of 23. During and after college, Eli spent three summers working for the Young Writers Workshop, a residential program for high school students run out of the University of Virginia. At the time of his death, Eli was living in Brooklyn, continuing to write, and working as a barista while he contemplated his future. He was considering returning to school for his master's of fine arts. We are pleased to honor his legacy by creating affordable opportunities for members of the community to engage in a diverse series of writing experiences with dedicated and talented instructors.