Writing and Reading

Intuitive Writing with B. Lucy Stevens

Let loose, write whatever is on your mind and in your heart.

Lighting the Fire to Write with Cricket Desmarais

Encourage confidence, release resistance, & embrace process while you put words on the page. These writing sessions will explore stream-of-consciousness journaling, sensory awareness exercises, & a series of writing prompts that will loosen you up, spark your flame, & discover the voice that is truly your own.

Sunrise, Sunset: The Americanization of Jewish Culture with Stephen Kitsakos

From the roots of the Jewish diaspora, to the emergence of the Yiddish language in the early Middle Ages, the themes of suffering and survival have been associated with Judaism. Though an examination of Alechim’s book “Tevye, the Dairyman” published in 1894, we trace how his stories, adapted into the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof, set the stage for the thematic universality of a myriad of world cultures.

Poems for a New Era with Rosalind Brackenbury

Rilke said, ‘You must change your life.’ This last year, thanks to Covid 19, our lives have been changed for us. Bring a couple of recent poems on this theme or on the theme of change, as well as a poem from a poet who has meant a lot to you during the last year. We will write together from this point on.

Autofiction with Aube Rey Lescure, AIR

Explore new ways to share your stories by converting the autobiographical into fiction.

Capturing Oral Histories with Lisa Morehouse, AIR

Lisa Morehouse gives participants the tools to interview people, edit and shape their interviews into a story or a more cohesive interview, over four sessions.

Benevolent Anarchy with Jamie Ford, AIR

Learn how to dissemble social norms, structures, and expectations in your fiction.

Publish Your Novel with Francesca Padilla

A crash course on publishing, geared to anyone who has written (or started writing) any sort of book-length work but has minimal information on where to start getting it published traditionally.

Oral Storytelling with Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, AIR

Marie Ketsia Theodore-pharel explores the inter-sectionality of the oral and the written word. Participants discuss and practice several techniques and learn how those techniques can help with writer’s block, character, plot, and mood development.

The Studios of Key West