Good writing gets to the heart of things. But writers often lose heart before they get their stories down. Peer support can help writers cut through the doubt that sometimes plagues even thick-skinned professionals.
To encourage local writers, Pennsyl Pointe Writing Retreat is sponsoring a workshop for people with links to the Pennsylvania coal country. Writing Our Stories: The Anthracite Experience, will be held on July 31st at the Albright Mansion, located at 66 Broadway in Jim Thorpe.
Participants will find themselves in a welcoming environment where they can share work and develop story ideas. For inspiration, the group will also discuss short clips from accomplished Pennsylvania writers.
The workshop is an all-day event, with activities for writers of backgrounds. Introductions start at 9 AM, followed by a group writing exercise to get the creative process moving. The final session ends at 5 PM.
A $95 dollar workshop fee covers instruction, reading materials, and an Albright Mansion lunch. Early birds registering before July 10th get a discounted price of $90.
The workshop facilitator is Colleen Davis, a Carbon County writer with a successful freelance business. She teaches writing workshops at the University of Pennsylvania and writes for clients in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Los Angeles.