Join us for our first reading of the season at Instar Lodge. We are proud to feature our second Virginia Resident, Hallie Goodman alongside Dawn Breeze, Karen Keats, and Rachel Ephraim from our women’s writing group Tailspinning.
FREE//7pm March 31st
Tailspinning is a writing group for women writers of all types (prose, poetry, hybrid, etc.) who want to develop new creative pieces in a supportive collective environment. We know that creativity lies in the mystery of willfully giving up control and stepping or spinning into the unknown. In this wild and wooly writing group, we generate new work, even fragments through evocative and unpredictable prompts.
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Hallie Goodman’s writing has appeared in many publications including Hunger Mountain, Glamour Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler and Redbook Magazine. A 2017 Virginia Scholar with a GED and MFA, she has received fellowships from MacDowell, NYFA MARK and Instar Lodge. Hallie lives in Hudson, New York, where she co-founded Volume Reading and Music Series. She is at work on a memoir.
Dawn Breeze founder and director of Instar Lodge is a creativity advocate, change agent, and internationally awarded interdisciplinary artist based in Germantown, NY. Ongoing social art projects include Wayfinding: Imaging History with (Our)story, a mapping odyssey at Olana State Historic Site; and her creativity curriculum, Creativity + Courage™, a series of participatory workshops throughout New England for institutions, corporations, and recovery programs. Breeze recently completed her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art at Goddard College, and is at work writing a creative hybrid memoir.
Karen Crumley Keats is a writer, performer and visual artist whose work has been presented at spaces including the Public Theater, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Jewish Museum, and P.S. 122. Teenage runaway, high school dropout, early revolutionary, and now mother, she joined Tailspinning at Instar Lodge in 2017. Keats is currently an MFA Creative Writing candidate at The Writer’s Foundry of St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY.
Rachel Ephraim received her MFA in fiction from Columbia University. She used to work in The New Yorker's Fiction department reading the slush pile where prisoners and old men alike sent their strangest thoughts. She's currently at work on her first novel.