Event description

Write Where You Are

Join us for Write Where You Are, an unforgettable weekend of writing workshops, invigorating conversation and creative camaraderie in beautiful Newburyport.

Explore your own creativity through writing about place.

When: August 10-12, 2012

What: A weekend of creative writing workshops designed to cultivate your creativity and take your writing to the next level. The weekend will culminate in a Master Class with Edie Clark, beloved memoirist and author of Yankee Magazine’s column, “The View from Mary’s Farm.”

Imagery, close observation, the language of plants, the narrative of the curious mind–these are common elements for any writer in any form who wants to investigate place. During this weekend, we’ll use the gardens, backyards and bedrooms we know best to fuel our writing and expand our creative vision. Come ready to be nurtured, inspired and productive.

Write Where You Are includes:

  • Pre-weekend writing critiques
  • Sessions aimed at generating new work
  • Workshops aimed at radically revising and enlivening old work
  • Individual mentoring
  • A Master Class with Edie Clark
  • A farewell reading
  • An unforgettable weekend in Newburyport, filled with picnics, dining, seaside walks and new friends to support your creative journey.

Who: The workshops are designed for writers at all levels. Whether you are putting pen to page for the first time (or the first time in years) or polishing your work for publication, you’ll receive unconditional support and clear-eyed advice to help you take your writing wherever it needs to go. Poets, fiction writers, memoirists-—everyone is welcome. We’ll use a range of genres and forms to broaden your vision, strengthen your voice and make your lines move.

Workshops will be lead by the founders of the Tannery Series, Kirun Kapur and Dawne Shand. Kapur is an award-winning poet and teacher; Shand is a non-fiction writer with many years of experience writing for national magazines.

Our Master Class will be lead by Edie Clark. For more than 30 years, award-winning essayist, poet, and journalist, Clark, has chronicled the New England landscape and its changing personality for Yankee magazine. Best known for her column, Mary’s Farm, and her memoir, The Place He Made, Clark’s writing exemplifies how a sense of place can be a deep pool of creative inspiration.

Where: Downtown Newburyport, with its gem-like gardens, ocean views, fine dining and a river that once carried away Thoreau.

When: August 10-12, 2012

Tuition: $350, plus room and board. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come basis.

Please note that tuition covers all workshops, classes and select events. Accommodations and most meals are not included. Contact info@tanneryseries.com for details on accommodations and for more information.