Writing From Your Original Point of View 2.0

Thoreau Farm, the birthplace of Henry David Thoreau

This two-day workshop is part of The Write Connection at Thoreau Farm

Saturday, May 2, 2020 & Sunday, May 3, 2020; 10am - 3pm

Tuition: $200 | Early Bird (by April 15): $175

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Workshop Description

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” -Anne Rice

While Rice was writing about Franz Kafka, this quote also describes Thoreau’s path here. He wasn’t an essayist, a memoirist, a scientist — he was Thoreau, delving into his own fascinations in his own absolutely idiosyncratic way. We’ll work to help each class member become more himself or herself as a writer.

Please email me up to 1,000 words that you feel strongly about. If you only have an idea, send that. If you’re a thousand pages into a novel, send the first four.

Please send it no later than Wednesday, April 29, to heidi@heidijonschmidt.com. Send your work as a Word attachment, using Times New Roman, 12-point type.

We will read, discuss, revise, and help each other go forward, each according to his or her most intense obsession. 

This class is back by popular demand and being offered as 2.0. It is not required for participants to have taken the Fall 2019 workshop.
Heidi Jon Schmidt is the author of The Harbor Master’s Daughter, The House on Oyster Creek, and The Rose Thieves. Schmidt will help writers discover what makes good and original writing and how to follow their passions. She teaches writing at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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