Manchester - Writing Workshop With James Crews

Event date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Event address: 
4869 Main St
Manchester Center, VT 05255

Writing Workshop with James Crews

Writing Into Nature: Let Your World Come Alive

In this one-day workshop, we'll explore how the natural world can enliven our writing beyond mere description. We will delve deeply into our lives and minds in order to find a shared sense of place that can make us more present and aware as we move through the world. We'll do several exercises, looking at pieces by other writers who show that nature -- from trees and grass to moose and loons -- have a consciousness all their own, proving that humans are not the only thinking, feeling animals to inhabit our planet.

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James Crews' work has appeared in Ploughshares, Raleigh Review, Crab Orchard Review and The New Republic, among other journals, and he is a regular contributor to The (London) Times Literary Supplement. His first collection of poetry, The Book of What Stays, won the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and received a Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award. He is also the editor of the forthcoming ecopoetry anthology, Poems for the Earth. Other awards include residencies from the Sitka Center for the Arts and Caldera Arts as well as two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prizes. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in Writing and Literature from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he was an Othmer Fellow and worked for Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry newspaper column. He lives in Shaftsbury, Vermont.

Tickets for this workshop are $40.00. Space is limited so order early. 

Please bring your own writing supplies.

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