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During the workshop, gentle feedback by class members and the writing instructor will help us emphasize our personal style of expression for those who wish to share.
Presenter: Karen Rippstein
Time: Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Includes buffet lunch.)
About the Presenter
Karen Rippstein is a Certified Poetry Therapist, Poet and Creative Writing Teacher. She teaches popular writing programs at Westchester Community College, senior centers, Divine Compassion Spirituality Center, poetry and creative writing workshops at Greenburgh Public Library, North Castle Public Library, and inter-generational programs at area schools. An ongoing recipient of Poets and Writers, Inc. grants and a member of the Poetry Caravan, Karen has been published in National Association of Poetry Therapy’s Journal of Poetry Therapy, NAPT Museletter, Letters from the Heart, Personal Journaling magazine, en(compass): The Poetry Caravan Anthology, Layers of Possibility Anthology, and A Slant of Light. Karen lives in Cortlandt Manor, NY with her muse, a mini-schnauzer pup, Addy Lynn.
Through a collection of essays and poem examples, we’ll have a chance to uncover memories about significant life experiences. Then we’ll shape our stories into prose or poetry. During the workshop, gentle feedback by class members and the writing instructor will help us emphasize our personal style of expression for those who wish to share.
Date/Time: Saturday Aug. 26, 11 am to 3:30 pm
Presenter: Karen Rippstein
Fee: $45 (lunch included)
Whether your writing is for personal journals or for publication, there are aspects we share as writers. This weekend writing retreat, with a focus on creative non-fiction and fiction, is centered on the belief that when we leave behind the disruptions of our busy lives and gather in a supportive community we make important breakthroughs in our writing. This weekend is for everyone, and for those who have been on previous retreats, the weekend will be an opportunity to go a little deeper into the spiritual life as well as the writing life.
The weekend will reinforce the writer’s life, (re)-discover the writer’s soul, offer daily workshops, craft discussion, writing prompts, feedback, motivation, inspiration and time to work on new or existing projects. The retreat is open to writers of every genre, both beginners and advanced. Writers will sharpen writing skills, meet other exceptional writers, take walks with a view of the mountains and river, and have time for meals and plenty of breaks.
Whether you are a beginner writer or a published author, you will be energized by the support, literary guidance, relaxation and encouragement. Believe in your story – you are the best one to write it!
Dates & Times: Fri., Jan. 26 at 5pm to Sun., Jan. 28 at 1pm
Presenter: Magie Dominic
$75 deposit required at registration; early registration is encouraged. Please pay in full by Jan. 15
About the Presenter
Magie Dominic, writer and artist, studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and lives in New York. Her memoirs, The Queen of Peace Room and Street Angel, have been nominated for the Canadian Women’s Studies Award, Book of the Year Award/Memoir – ForeWord Magazine, the Judy Grahn Award and received the Silver Medal from the Independent Publishers Book Award, 2017.
She was nominated for the Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction Award and co-authored H. M. Koutoukas Remembered by His Friends, Eco Poetry, and Belles Lettres/Beautiful Letters. She has written for the Toronto Globe and Mail and The Village Voice
Her writing and art archives are with New York University Fales Library Permanent Collection and her theater archives are with New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Her artwork has been exhibited in Toronto and New York including a presentation at The United Nations.
In this workshop you will learn to shape your experiences and reflections into compelling prose. In essence, you will pour your stories into a narrative container that will hold them and maximize their power both for you and your readers. In the process, you’ll come to more deeply recognize and appreciate the meaning in your own sacred journey. The work of fine writers-some famous, some not-will inform and inspire you as your own best writing is evoked in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The workshop is perfect for new or struggling memoirists. Bring paper and pen or a laptop.REGISTER NOW
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. A day long workshop where members may explore the beautiful grounds, pray in the chapel, or time to work on a poem or short memoir. Writers are invited to share favorite poems or stories, or to spend time working on a new piece that was inspired by the day. We will share our writing, along with supportive discussion. Spend the day at Mariandale writing and sharing memories. All writing levels are welcome to attend.
Presenter: Ann van Buren