Instructor: Linda Buckmaster
Date & Time: Saturday, March 25 | 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Location: Bangor Public Library
Maximum Attendees: 15
Fee: MWPA Member $45 | Nonmember $100
Writing about place involves working with the elements that make a specific place unique. This may include the layers of history, natural history, human culture, and the built environment across time to bring us to the present moment. Writers might be advocates, critics, or lovers of a place but either way, a sense of place helps us ground our writing on any topic.
By developing the craft of writing about place, participants will discover more about their subjects, allowing them to better understand and present their world and experiences.
+ Through writing exercises and prompts, participants will work to develop skills in image, voice, language, structure, and more.
+ As weather allows, participants will write outside for some of the exercises.
+ The workshop will maintain a safe, supportive environment that recognizes there is no such thing as a mistake in writing, just the next draft.
This workshop is open to writers of all levels and suitable for writers of both poetry and prose.
Linda Buckmaster is the author of three poetry chapbooks and has more than thirty publications in regional and national journals. One of her pieces was named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2013. Former Poet Laureate of Belfast, Maine, Buckmaster has taught in the University of Maine system for twenty years. She holds an MFA from the Stonecoast writing program at the University of Southern Maine and an MA in Communication from the University of Maine. She was awarded writing residencies in Newfoundland, Oregon, Vermont, Portugal, Florida, and on Kezar Lake in Maine. VISIT lsbuck1.blogspot.com
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The MWPA is proud to offer one full scholarship to this workshop. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of need and merit. Application Due in the MWPA office on March 13 at 9:00 a.m.
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