Hi everyone! This spring, I'm giving Julia Cameron's classic creativity program, The Artist's Way, a proper go. It's a 12-week program designed to reconnect to your inner artist, build your confidence as an artist (whether that's writing, music, visual arts, etc.) and be more productive. I plan to start on Sunday, May 8. Join me for gentle accountability, occasional grousing, and (hopefully not infrequent) revelations about the artistic journey. All are welcome! If you are just now finding this, folks have been starting on different weeks, so feel free to join the conversation in the overlap. [more inside]
Seven local writers, including yours truly, will be reading short pieces on the theme: "Stories from the Other Side." If you're in the New York's Capital District and not otherwise occupied, come see us. It's free. Details at this website.
Hartford's Living Room, the La Paloma Sabanera coffee house, is shutting its doors at the end of this month, and its owner, Virginia, is moving on to other, better things. We (i.e., people who have run and participated in events at La Paloma Sabanera over the years) are marking this occasion with a bit of sadness but also with a big party on Wednesday, June 26, from 6pm to 11:30. [more inside]
You've been waiting for it, the very first WRITE CLUB Toronto. Live lit as blood sport, we pit writers against one another in the name of CHARITY. Two writers write, but there can only be ONE WINNER [more inside]
Reveling in your passion is one thing, but when does it become an unhealthy obsession? Painting with Words and Fire explores the lives of three women: Penny a pyromaniac, who has a penchant for burning brothels; Jane, searching for one more poem from her boyfriend; and Sophia, trapped inside Lady Macbeth. They all find themselves at a crossroads. [more inside]
A comedy seminar based on my blog How To Write Badly Well. Here's the Projects post that started it all. [more inside]