Fall Writing Workshops

Each workshop offers a strategy that opens writers to their imaginative selves. All genres and levels welcome.

Come explore your creative edges!
Sundays, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Open Sky Studio; 8B Main Street; Bristol, VT
$40/workshop

  • September 27: Meditation on Art: A Way Into Writing*
  • October 18: Movement, Music, Writing
  • November 15: Writing the Discovery Draft
  • December 13: Discovering Meaning Through Revision

RSVP to Ruth Farmer at rfarmer@gmavt.net. Your RSVP helps to ensure that I bring enough materials.

*MEDITATION ON ART: A WAY INTO WRITING
Oftentimes we begin a poem or story by reflecting on familiar situations or imagery. In this workshop, we will meditate on art, allowing our words to emerge from listening as images speak to us. Participants will be asked to share their writing (though passing is fine, too). Come explore your creative edges!

Ruth Farmer has taught writing and literature in colleges, universities, and community organizations. Ruth’s poetry and prose appear in various journals and anthologies. Her most recent publication is Transformative Language Arts in Action (co-edited with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg; Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

Writing Your Story, Sharing Your Words

Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, mixed genre: Your story can come in many forms. Do you have a story longing for completion?

In this six-week course led by writer/teacher, Ruth Farmer, you will learn writing and revision techniques; develop and maintain a practice; share your words weekly with other writers; and build a supportive writing community. The course will cover:

Falling in Love With Your Story

Finding the Narrative Core

Discovering Meaning   

Rediscovering Your Story

Keeping it Real

Sharing Your Words

Wednesdays 5:30pm–7:00pm April 22 through May 27, 2015

Open Sky Studio: 8B Main Street Bristol, Vermont

Bring a journal, pens, and an open mind.

All genres welcome!

$120 for the series if you register before April 15

$150 thereafter.

To register, email rfarmer@gmavt.net