Absorb the magnetic power of Mariandale’s meditative space and allow yourself uninterrupted time to bring memories to the page. We will meet and open creative channels through readings, discussions on craft, and free-writing. At 4pm, workshop members may share the beautiful grounds, prayers in the chapel, or time to work on a poem or short memoir, before dinner.
Writers are invited to share favorite poems or stories in the evening, or to spend time working on a new piece that was inspired by the day. We will share our writing, along with supportive discussion, after breakfast on Sunday. Local residents who would like to participate in the workshop and some meals only are also welcome.
Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 18, at 1pm to Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1pm
Presenter/Author: Ann van Buren
Fee: Resident $120; Commuter $75 (includes meals)
About the Presenter
Ann van Buren is a teacher, librarian, and lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley. Her poems have been published in many journals and in The Rumpus online. Educated at Columbia University and New York University, Ann has worked at schools and universities in the U.S. and abroad, and regularly facilitates poetry workshops. Ann also teaches poetry for The Amsterdam Writing Workshop in the Netherlands.