Monday, July 25, 2011

West Virginia Writers' Workshop

What a pleasure to spend the weekend in charming Morgantown with other people who have fallen in love with writing and reading. I recommend this retreat, packed full with readings, craft talks and workshops. The faculty - Denise Duhamel, James Harms, Robert Olmstead and Mark Brazaitis - were terrific, and I enjoyed meeting my fellow participants. My workshop group was facilitated by Jim Harms. He engaged each of us on our own level, offering excellent revision suggestions, and giving us interesting and useful information about other writers and poems, history and movements, and devices and structures. In just a few days we were a little community. It's amazing how great it is to pack up and go someplace and think and talk about writing all day, with other people who think and feel the same way. And to come home with a heap of new books.
Here a link to West Virginia Writers' Workshop

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