Join Emily Arnason Casey for one of a series of writing workshops by Zoom. This month's theme: The Landscape of Home.
Spring awakens new life, new vision, and new hope; we will explore ways to access this living force through the concept of landscapes in our writing. We begin each session with a short writing prompt to get into the flow. Writers write and share, offering positive feedback and insights. Then we’ll go into a longer writing session and end by reading from our work. This group is meant to offer the time, space, and inspiration for you to generate new writing and connect with your creative self as well as other writers.
So much of rural New England has to do with a landscape. Hills roll into valleys, fields create a patchwork of color, mountains sigh in the distance, and forests shimmer and gleam whatever the season. But how is the self revealed in these landscapes? How does home shape who we are becoming? What layers of the imagination might we discover in nature’s patterns or the cycles of the seasons? Come generate new writing as we explore new landscapes.
Our March landscape theme will be the "Landscape of Home." “The house is a nest for dreaming, a shelter for imagining,” John Stilgoe wrote in the introduction to the book The Poetics of Space: A classic look at how we experience intimate places. Write about a place to which you cannot return that has occupied the landscapes of your memory for a while. Come prepared to write in response to prompts, and to share your writing.
Please contact Jared Jenisch at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. Attendance is limited to 10.
Emily Arnason Casey is a writer, teacher, and activist who currently lives in rural Vermont. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a Bachelors in English Literature and Minor in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature and earned her M. F. A. at Vermont College of Fine Arts where she studied fiction and creative nonfiction.
Her writing has appeared in The Rumpus, The Briar Cliff Review, Hotel Amerika, The Normal School, Hunger Mountain, American Literary Review, and her essay “Laughing Water” received a notables listing in the Best American Essay series. Made Holy, her debut collection of essays was published by the University of Georgia Press Crux series in literary nonfiction in 2019. Her work has been supported in part by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council. She works with writers as a manuscript consultant, editor, and writing coach.