Writing From Your Original Point of View 2.0

Heidi Jon Schmidt

Two-Day Writing Workshop 

Dates: Sat. and Sun., TBA

10 am – 3 pm

Thoreau Farm

Tuition: $200
Early Bird Deadline:
TBA, $175


Workshop Description

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” Anne Rice

While Rice was writing about Franz Kafka,  this quote also describes Thoreau’s path here. He wasn’t an essayist, a memoirist, a scientist — he was Thoreau, delving into his own fascinations in his own absolutely idiosyncratic way. We’ll work to help each class member become more himself or herself as a writer.

Please email me up to 1,000 words that you feel strongly about. If you only have an idea, send that. If you’re a thousand pages into a novel, send the first four.

Please send it no later than Wednesday, TBA, to heidi@heidijonschmidt.com . Send your work as a Word attachment, using Times New Roman, 12-point type.

We will read, discuss, revise, and help each other go forward, each according to his or her most intense obsession.

This class is back by popular demand and being offered as 2.0. It is not required for participants to have taken the Fall 2019 workshop.

Heidi Jon Schmidt is the author of  The Harbor Master’s Daughter, The House on Oyster Creek, and The Rose Thieves. Schmidt will help writers discover what makes good and original writing and how to follow their passions. She teaches writing at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts.Please note: We are experiencing a glitch in the registration page with the Firefox browser. (It works in Chrome and Safari.) If you need help with your registration, please email info@thoreaufarm.org.

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