[Sust-mar] Thurston Writers' Workshop

dvledit at eastlink.ca dvledit at eastlink.ca
Sun Mar 24 18:31:58 EDT 2013

Thurston Writers' Workshop
Hone skills with one of the best

Writing From Nature with Harry Thurston, July 19-21  - "To pay
attention, this is our endless and proper work," wrote American poet
Mary Oliver. Award-winning poet and nature writer Harry Thurston will
conduct this Friday evening to Sunday afternoon workshop designed to
sharpen observational skills, which are the foundation not only of
nature writing but of all good writing. Focus will be on writing
about the natural world. Practical exercises will include the writing
of a prose poem - a hybrid and highly flexible form - taking as
subject a natural object from the environment surrounding the
Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre on one of the most protected
and beatiful stretches of Nova Scotia's South Shore.

Participants will critique each other's work within a supportive group
atmosphere. Time will also be available for individual consultation
with the workshop leader. Workshop is open to writers of all skill
levels. Concentration will be on poetry and creative non-fiction, but
the workshop is designed to be relevant to any genre. Participants
are asked to submit a short prose piece or small selection of poems
three weeks prior to the workshop date. Workshop gets underway at 7
pm, Friday, July 19. Enrollment will be limited to 12 participants.

All inclusive (Tuition, meals, cabin bunk) $275. Please pay (cheque or
MO) on registration. Mail to the Harrison Lewis Centre, Sandy Bay
Landings, RR 1 Port Joli, N.S., B0T 1S0. Questions? Phone
902-683-2763, or write to us at HLC at eastlink.ca. (When registering
identify any dietary restrictions.)

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