Instructor: Sara Robinson
$80 Members | $87 Nonmembers
Saturday, 6/16/18 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
We will focus in this retreat on how nature can inspire our creativity and craftsmanship. What can nature teach us about the “senses” in our writing? Writers will be encouraged to bring their journals, writing notebooks, cameras, to take in surroundings and craft poetry as spontaneous response to surroundings. Workshop and critique techniques will be used to encourage and support one another’s writings. Exercises and prompts will be used to add to the experience. Please note: This retreat will be held at a special location in the Charlottesville area. A light lunch will be provided.
About the instructor: Sara M. Robinson, award-winning poet, founder of the Lonesome Mountain Pros(e) Writers’ Workshop, and former Instructor of a course on Contemporary American Poets at UVA-OLLI, is poetry columnist for Southern Writers Magazine and poetry editor for Virginia Literary Journal. In addition to publication in various anthologies, including We Grew Wings and Flew (2014) and Scratching Against the Fabric (2015), and journals: Loch Raven Review, The Virginia Literary Journal, vox poetica, Jimson Weed, and Poetica, she is poet and author of Love Always, Hobby and Jessie (2009), Two Little Girls in a Wading Pool (2012), A Cruise in Rare Waters (2013), and Stones for Words (2014). Her latest poetry book, Sometimes the Little Town, released in February 2016, was a finalist for the Poetry Society of Virginia’s 2017 Book Award.
This seminar is now full.