Evening salons and day-long workshops...

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

A Sampling of Some Previous Workshops

Please note: Saturday's class is full! But please email me with your interest. Wo 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" making activity as part of our day, and after move into a second salon of writing and sharing work fresh from the page. 

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

Half 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 

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

Screen Porch Writing Workshop  

This workshop is full!

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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