Igniting New Writing via Richard Hugo Workshop in Astoria Sept 19

What ignites a writing idea? Sometimes they magically appear in the most mundane of moments. Sometimes they emerge from a totally unexpected encounter with a bird, song, person or book. And at other times, they reveal themselves through writing activities and discussion with other writers in a workshop setting.

On Saturday September 19 in Astoria, I will teach a writing workshop called “Igniting New Writing via Richard Hugo.” The workshop will run from 1-3:30 pm and cost $50. It is based largely in part on the poet Richard Hugo’s influential book about writing titled, Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing and feature writing and discussion exercises based on Hugo’s unique ideas about how to bring about good writing.

Weather permitting, the workshop will be held outdoors on a lawn of a private residence and adhere to social distancing protocols. In the case of inclement weather, the workshop will be moved indoors and participants are encouraged/required to wear masks. (More on this as the story of the virus unfolds and protocols change.)

The workshop is ideal for beginning or advanced writers of any genre: poetry, fiction, essay, memoir, even songwriting, It can help launch a new project or inspire a refresh of an existing one.

The class is limited to ten participants. To register, send a private message or email to me.

Now is the time to write more than ever.