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Restful Productivity with Anna Elkins

Friday, 11 October, 3-5 pm at Red Lily Vineyards (Applegate Valley, OR) This third annual writing workshop is back! I'll be teaching the same course, so if you missed it in the past, join me this year during the peak of autumn leaves in the iconic Red Lily barn.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

This holiday reminds me of my goal of restful productivity. I still fail at it—often and miserably—but I keep practicing.

In early spring, I was trying really, really hard to take one day off each week. One chilly, Sabbath afternoon, I cozied up with tea and a stack of art books, and I had an idea. That idea became The Word-Painting Project: a subscription series of ten little poem-paintings of encouragement. I created one each day during a June writing retreat, made prints of the ten designs, and then mailed each batch to subscribers every week for ten weeks over the summer. Despite some postal glitches, it was fun to do, and I was heartened to receive photos of people’s prints lining their window sills and hanging on their walls. It was like one, big encouragement loop!

That project culminated in a salon & exhibit

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Writer’s Room Workshops Spring Writing Groups

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Writer’s Room Workshops Spring Writing Groups Beginning April 2019

Be inspired and start writing. Find space for your creative voice at the new Writers’ Room studio in Jacksonville. Only a few spots left in the Spring Writing Groups.

Monday Evenings, April 15 – May 13 6:30 – 9 pm


Wednesday Mornings, April 17 – May 15 9:30 am – 12 noon

Workshops are limited to eight writers. Registration:

* Explore writing in a supportive environment and creative space.

* Write together, study craft, and receive useful feedback.

* New to writing? Beginning again? Established in your writing practice and looking for community? Writers’ Room welcomes all experience levels and genres.

SOAR Welcomes the Writers' Room Workshops, Announces New Literary Arts Category!

Writers' Room Workshops

Writers’ Room WorkshopsSOAR is delighted to welcome its newest member, Writers’ Room Workshops. Writers’ Room Workshops provide a unique opportunity for creative exploration. Workshops are led in the Amherst Writers and Artists method and are centered on the tenets that everyone has a creative voice and a story to tell. You can find their new listing HERE!

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