If you haven’t had a chance to get out and participate in any of the library’s 2011 Writer-in-Residence programs, there’s plenty more to choose from in the month of October.
One thing that this particular blog is admittedly lacking is a focus on writing just for the sake of writing. Here in the Nook, and I’m to blame, the focus is irresistibly drawn toward improvement and refinement of the writing craft – ways to keep projects moving forward and ways to engage in the local literary community. This doesn’t leave a lot of room for articles directed at the writer who writes purely for the sake of writing, not trying to refine a craft for an audience.
Luckily, this Monday, October 3rd, Naomi K. Lewis will host a workshop - “Craft and Catharsis” which will focus on the vital distinction between writing out trauma or crisis for the sake of healing, and writing about these experiences for an audience. Regardless of which type of writer you are, this will surely be a wonderful workshop. Here’s the details:
Craft and Catharsis
Monday, Oct 3, 6:00 – 7:30
616 Macleod Tr SE
Registration limit: 60. Register here.
Also in October, Naomi’s “Tuesday Night Write” sessions continue with a couple very interesting and important topics that every writer struggles with.
October 11 - Setting and the Senses
October 25 - Writing About Sex
No registration is required for Tuesday Night Write. The drop-in sessions go from 6pm to 8pm at Memorial Park Library and feature one hour of prompted silent writing and one hour of discussion.
Memorial Park Library
1221 2nd St SW