“In the middle of the world, make one positive step. In the center of chaos, make one definitive act. Just write. Say yes, stay alive, be awake. Just write. Just write. Just write.” -Natalie Goldberg from Writing Down the Bones We want to read (and publish) your (self)-quarantine stories, essays, poems, and thoughts on our […]
We’re excited to launch this new blog on our site as a forum to share our writers’ work, introduce our instructors, and share our thoughts on the writing process. This week, I’m thinking about Toni Morrison again since watching the moving documentary about her life as a writer, “The Pieces I Am.” Have you watched it yet? As usual, Toni’s words and novel excerpts caused both inspiration and envy. As the writer Crystal Wilkinson wrote, “Toni Morrison makes me want to both write forever and never write again. And it’s always been this way.” Read more...
“The best writing has no lace on its sleeves.” -Walt Whitman As promised, I’ve rounded up all of the daily writing prompts (including links to books I mention) that I posted last week here for you to have them all in one place. Click here to see the prompts from the week before last. 3/23 […]
We hope that you and your family remain healthy during this Covid-19 pandemic. With your health and well-being in mind, and in accordance with the CDC, the Westport Writers’ Workshop has moved all classes to Zoom for our spring semester and sadly cancelled our spring fundraiser. As you can imagine, the additional technology costs and […]
“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.” -ALBERT EINSTEIN Last week I began posting daily writing prompts on our Facebook Page to keep everyone engaged with their writing practices while we’re sequestered at home. I was thinking it’d be nice to have all of these prompts in one place, so […]
Thank you, first, for being so flexible and patient during these unsettling times. We are all figuring out how to keep writing and learning with each other from our own homes. As we announced last week, we have pushed back our spring session by two weeks and have moved ALL of our classes to Zoom. […]