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One-Day Writing Workshop for Women with Elizabeth Berg WAKEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
Wakefield, Massachusetts
Wakefield, MA
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One-Day Writing Workshop for Women with Elizabeth Berg WAKEFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
This is a workshop designed to do a lot in a small amount of time, a kind of boot camp for writing fiction or non-fiction, limited to ten women, published or not. You could very well come away come away with a finished piece--essay, short story, travel piece, etc.-- or with ideas for doing something longer; you will surely come away with a passion for writing more. These workshops are a lot of fun but are also quite spiritual, and they often tap into very deep places. They serve not only as a workshop but as a refuge, and as a gift to oftentimes neglected (but very important!) parts inside. They are announced on my website, on Facebook and on brownpapertickets.com.
The workshop consists of a morning meeting with me from 8:30-10 am for breakfast, orientation, and a brief lecture on character, place, and dialogue. We may also do and share a few impromptu writing exercises, depending on the group's preference. From 10-12, the class is sent out for two hours to look in a new way at people and places and conversation, based on what they learned at the morning lecture. These observations will serve to provide rich detail to their writing. From 12-1, participants meet again for lunch and to share the details each person observed, and we talk about how some of those details could be used to shape and enliven writing. From 1-6. participants go to the library or wherever they choose to write their piece.  From 6-9 we meet for dinner and to listen to up to ten double-spaced pages from each member of the group. These pages will be honestly but kindly critiqued by me and the other workshop members.(Please note that I cannot read any work done outside of my workshop.)
This workshop will take place in a private home in Wakefield, Massachusetts, a scenic town 10 miles north of Boston, conveniently located at the intersection of two major highways (I-93 and I-95/128), and easily accessible by commuter rail (MBTA) from Boston. Wakefield has preserved much of its historic New England appearance and is recognized for its strong community involvement, quality school system, thriving businesses, public library, and for beautiful Lake Quannapowitt, which plays host to countless outdoor festivals and benefit activities each year. Walkers and joggers circle Lake Quannapowitt's shores year round, and in the warmer months, boaters set sail from the nation's oldest inland yacht club. There is always plenty of activity in Wakefield.
The cost is $300, and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Elizabeth Berg, the facilitator, is an award winning, New York Times best selling writer. She has written twenty-two novels, 2 collections of short stories, 3 works of nonfiction, and has adapted her novel THE PULL OF THE MOON into a play which enjoyed sold out performances. For more information and for testimonials from people who have taken the workshop, visit elizabeth-berg.net/one-day workshops.


Wakefield, Massachusetts (View)
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Wakefield, MA 01880
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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