We meet in the wilds of West-West for a potluck of delicious vittles and some sweet community around what we have created together through writing.
And this year is unique in its offering.
This year, we are very lucky to have a special "showing" of new work by award-winning playwright Lauren Feldman. The very talented Lauren Feldman (writing retreat participant and Tuesday night writer) has been awarded support from her work by the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for Arts.
In an unbelievably beautiful act of both faith and generosity, Lauren has chosen our group of esteemed and aspiring writers to do a reading from her play-in-progress (about 30 minutes). She has then asked for feedback from us based on the Gateless Writing methodology.
This is a celebration of how we move in the world as writers and after our feedback on the reading, there will be a discussion on living and working as writers. How do we both dive deeply into our work and also find financial support for those endeavors? What challenges are we facing as writers? How can we find the current that buoys the work rather than trying to fight the tides of change as they hit the creative world? What are our choices and outlets? And any other burning questions that may wake you up in the middle of the night.
Please feel free to bring writers, partners and anyone interested in the creative process.
We start at 5:30 on Tuesday, August 18th. We hope to end no later than 10:00.
Bring: drinks, salad, a desert, a main course, or appetizers to share.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can give you directions and love.