At each session, every writer will present new work. Participants are expected to attend every session and bring two double-spaced pages of text with photocopies for the group. Each writer will read their selection out loud and the group will provide feedback on what works and what needs work. Swenson will create a climate of trust and respect for each workshop and moderate the critical discussions.
If you are interested in one of these workshops, please contact me at your soonest convenience. Meeting location will be determined based on distance and convenience of participants in the Ithaca area.
- Saturdays January 11, 25, February 8, 22, March 8, 22: 6 sessions meet every other week, 90 minutes (1-2:30 pm) Limit 6 (1 space left) $150
- Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25: 8 sessions meet every week, 60 minutes (noon-1 pm) Limit 6 (min. 4) $150
- Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25; 8 sessions meet every week, 90 minutes (10:30 am-noon) Limit 6 (min. 4) $175
In the pre-dawn hours of February 18, 1942, three American warships zigzagged in convoy along the south coast of Newfoundland. Caught in a raging blizzard, the three ships ran aground on one of the most inhospitable stretches of coastline in the world—less than three miles apart, within eight minutes of each other. The Wilkes freed herself. The Truxton and Pollux could not. Fighting frigid temperatures, wild surf, and a heavy oil slick, a few sailors, through ingenuity and sheer grit, managed to gain shore—only to be stranded under cliffs some 200 feet high. From there, local miners mounted an arduous rescue mission. In Hard Aground, based onRead more…