PIMA College Writing Workshop
June 1st, 2009 by suzanne
Here I post diary entries from my grandma Maggie's (rather famous) late 1930s diary and fiery truth and wild musings from my writer's life in Brattleboro Vermont in the 21st century.
I will be in Tucson, Arizona at the PIMA College Writing Workshop from May 27th-June 1st lecturing about Zen and the Creative Process, reading from the new novel, The Peace of Wild Things, doing a workshop on Skeletons in the Closet, Creating Intimacy With Your First Person Narrator, sitting on a panel, talking about the writing process and doing manuscript critique. The conference is one of the most accessible in the Southwest at $80 per student for the whole weekend and free manuscript critique.
Meg Files, the director of PIMA college’s creative program says she likes to put a positive spin on the conference and calls it “Meatloaf” instead of “Breadloaf”. This year poet and translator Marilyn Nelson is here along with Jungian analyst Linda Leonard, Children’s author, Jennifer Ward, nature, science and history writer, Gary Ferguson and short story writer Eric Witchey, among others.