Morning salons and day-long workshops...

What's new in 2020...

 

Morning Writing Series

Series I is full! Contact me to get on the list for Series II. See below.

Writing In the Heart of Winter, I

Date: Tuesday mornings, January 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 2020 

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 noon 

Location: Bird and Tree Studios, Bristol, Maine

Join a group of 6-8 writers gathering together at Bird and Tree this winter. "Writing Into the Heart of Winter" is a generative writing salon in the Gateless Writing Method. We open with a "writing without the brakes on" prompt to get the juices flowing and then settle into an hour of writing among others in the quiet while sipping tea. Next, we share our work fresh from the page and receive purely positive feedback in the spirit of radical support. Each week will revolve around a theme, but writers, as always, are free to write whatever moves them. An opportunity to continue into February will be available for those who would like. Please email Jodi for more information and to register: jodipaloni@gmail.com

 

Facilitator: Jodi Paloni 

Price: $125 (includes snacks and beverages)

This series is half full. Send an email today to claim your seat.

Writing In the Heart of Winter, II

Date: Tuesday mornings, February 18th, 25th, March 3rd, 9th 2020 

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 noon 

Location: Bird and Tree Studios, Bristol, Maine

Session two will have all new themes and prompts and welcomes returning writers and newcomers, providing there is space. Please email Jodi for more information and to register: jodipaloni@gmail.com

Facilitator: Jodi Paloni (jodipaloni@gmail.com)

Price: $125 (includes snacks and beverages)

Please note that we might need to ch

Second Saturday Writing Workshops

Only one seat left!

Writing Into Spring (Second Saturday Workshop)

Date: Saturday, March 14th, 2019 

Time: 1o:00 am -4:00 pm 

Location: Bird and Tree Studios, Bristol, Maine

 

We'll feature themes of what's waking, floral and fauna, rivers and vernal pools, the fecundity of spring. As always, you are welcome to write into whatever moves you. A morning salon is followed by a warming soup with bread and cheese. A special post-lunch "Adventure in Word and Image" activity will follow and afterward, we'll move into our second salon of writing and sharing work fresh from the page. 

Facilitator: Jodi Paloni 

Price: $65 (includes 2+ writing salons (see sidebar), lunch, and materials)

 

All levels of experience are welcome! 

Please visit Maine Coast Writers Retreat to learn about going deeper into your writing in 2020! 

Think spring! Taking registrations now...

Writing in the Garden (Second Saturday Workshop)

Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2019 

Time: 10:00 am -5:00 pm 

Location: Bird and Tree Studios, Bristol, Maine

 

We'll feature themes of sowing and reaping, fecundity and vernal pools, the greening and high buzz of spring. As always, you are welcome to write into whatever moves you. A morning salon is followed by a spring tonic hearty salad bar. A special post-lunch "Adventure in Word and Image" activity will follow, and afterward, we'll move into our second salon of writing and sharing work fresh from the page. We'll write for an hour longer than we have been, meeting until 5:00 pm, with the return of longer days.

Facilitator: Jodi Paloni 

Price: $75 (includes 2+ writing salons (see sidebar), lunch, art materials)

 

All levels of experience are welcome! 

_________________________________________________________________________Previous Workshops...to see what we've been up to at Bird and Tree Studios.

Thanks for writing your hearts out in 2019!

Hearth and Home  (Second Saturday Workshop)

Date: Saturday, January 11th, 2019 

Time: 1o:00 am -4:00 pm 

Location: Bird and Tree Studios, Bristol, Maine

 

We'll feature themes of warming fires, shelter as a metaphor, and finding home in unlikely places. As always, you are welcome to write into whatever moves you. A morning salon is followed by Chekhov stew with bread and cheese! We will have a special post-lunch "Adventure in Word and Image" activity and afterward, move into a second salon of writing and sharing work fresh from the page. 

 

Facilitator: Jodi Paloni 

Price: $65 (includes 2+ writing salons (see sidebar), lunch, and materials)

This workshop is full!

Writing Into Winter  

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019 

Time: 1o:00-5:00 pm

Location: Bird and Tree Studios, Bristol, Maine

We'll feature themes of what wakes up in the dark time of the year, in the silence, what we notice in the newly stark landscape, how the light plays up. As always, you are welcome to write into whatever moves you. A hearty vegan soup, winter salad, and bread will be served! A brief word and image activity prompt is featured after lunch.

Price: $75 (includes 2+ writing salons, lunch, and all materials)

All levels of experience are welcome! 

Please note: Saturday's class is full! But please email me with your interest. We sometimes get last-minute cancellations.

Second Saturday Writing Workshop 

Date: Saturday, September 14th 

Time: 1o:00-5:00 pm

Location: Bird and Tree Studios, Bristol, Maine

Themes for our day-long workshop are TRANSITIONS and mining the energy of the HARVEST. Soup, salad, and apple pie will land beautifully on the table after our morning salon. We will have a very special post-lunch "Adventure in Word and Image activity as part of our day, and after we'll move into the second salon of writing and sharing work fresh from the page. 

Price: $75 (includes everything you need for the day)

Full!

Second Sunday Writing Salon 

Date: Sunday, September 15th 

Time: 1:00-5:00 pm

Location: Bird and Tree Studios, Bristol, Maine

Sunday afternoon offers an OBJECT LESSON salon, meaning our prompts will revolve around artifacts (both human-made and ones gifted to us from nature) and how to leverage props as motifs in your writing. Snacks and cider will help sustain our work. 
Price: $45 

This workshop is full!

Thank you, Screen Porch Writers! That was amazing...

Screen Porch Writing Workshop  

Date: Saturday, July 13th 

Time: 10:00-5:00 pm

Location: Bird and Tree Studios, Bristol, Maine

We provide time, space, and a little prompting to grease the wheels, then off you go to write in the quiet among others unencumbered by those tinny and tyrannical editors sitting on your shoulder. Also included is the sustenance of a garden fresh lunch and an afternoon hands-on Word and Image prompt to bring you out of your head and into your hands. We'll have two rounds of Gateless Salon. Our theme is summer in all of its sunshine and glory and bird call and buzz, summer in its heat and disappointments, summer in it's balance to winter, its light and its glare. The screen porch and garden perches beckon. 

All levels of experience are welcome. 

 

Price: $75 includes instruction, a sweet and savory summery lunch (vegan and gluten-free available) and cooling garden teas and snacks. Let us know if you're traveling and need help finding lodgings.

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