March 10, 2014
“We write to taste life twice.” Anais Nin
Drew Lamm is coming all the way from Connecticut to help us find the treasures buried in everyday life during two workshops on Saturday, March 22.
“Mining Moments: The Poetic Day-to-Day” is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to noon. Through evocative prompts, you’ll recapture moments you may have forgotten—or considered inconsequential at the time—and discover metaphor and surprise. You’ll see how poetic and meaningful life is and, through writing, will taste life a second time.
The workshop, “Once Upon a Time: Mini Memoir,” will be held in the afternoon from 1:30 to 4 p.m. It takes you back in time, helping you unearth memories that lead to short pieces you’ll treasure like heirlooms. You may be surprised to discover how each story, moment, or memory touched your life. As memories open into meaning, you’ll taste life twice.
Each workshop is $50 or $90 for both. The cost for members of Whidbey Island Writers Association is $45 or $80 for the entire day.
For two decades, Drew Lamm, a Canadian author and master teacher, has helped students create strong, compelling pieces while igniting self-confidence and joy. Lamm creates and holds an atmosphere that is rich in stillness, safety, and vibrant creativity. She opens windows to inspiration and surprise, and her positive approach to writing highlights only what works.
Register at www.wicec.us. The workshops are co-sponsored by the Whidbey Island Community Education Center and the Whidbey Island Writers Association, http://www.nila.edu.