In conjunction with a catalogue and exhibit, Instar Lodge will offer a special writing workshop open to the public. Led by author Rebecca Godfrey, the workshop will use the image and idea of “girls in trees” as a starting point to explore diverse stories about childhood and nature. Whether you’re writing about your own experience, your daughter’s, or invented characters, the workshop will help develop and refine your work. What does it mean to be a young girl in a hidden, wild space? How can we capture an electric, elusive moment of being? We’ll read and discuss work by Virginia Woolf, Emily Bronte, William Faulkner, and Marilynne Robinson, and in-class exercises and critiques will look at how aspects of craft, such as dialogue, character, structure, and language, can enrich our work. This workshop is open to writers with all experience levels.
Rebecca Godfrey is the author of the novel, The Torn Skirt, and Under The Bridge, a work of reportage about the 1997 murder of a teenage girl. She is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell and a Visiting Artist at the American Academy of Rome. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and teaches Creative Writing at Columbia University. She lives in Red Hook, New York
Cost: $60.00 Limited scholarship available
Limited to 10 participants
Deadline for Enrollment: October 11