June 10. 2019
From P. 6 of my little book on writing:
Begin a piece with "I'll start here."
I'll start here with my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Aiosa, and the way her glossy black hair curled over the tops of her shoulders. The way the snowy white flakes of dandruff stuck to her dark clothes. I want to write about her smile, the gap between her two front teeth, the way she taught us French, writing out long white sentences in elegant cursive on the blackboard.
Mrs. Aiosa is one of the reasons I'm a writer...so many book reports, stories, poems, and projects I happily did in her classroom at PS. 98 in Douglaston, New York. Fourth grade. Those were the days. I'm no Mrs. Aiosa, but I have a way of helping the shyest writer come out to play, relax, write.
I'm coming east this summer, kicking off July with a mini-writing retreat. Come play in PA!
Scratching on Paper: A (Lovely) Writing Workshop
w/ Betsy Jackson
All you need is a desire to spend time with yourself + a notebook and pen.
Join Betsy Jackson, writing whisperer, beloved teacher for this creative, heart-opening mini-retreat: tranquil setting, wine, cheese, a sunset, other nice people. Together we will write, share (only if you want), and listen. Get curious about (+ free) the voice(s) inside you longing to be heard. Here’s the thing: Writing inspires, heals, relieves nuttiness, makes your chakras spin in the right direction – all that - so gift yourself (and a friend). Lighten your spirit. 🌀 No experience necessary. No kidding.
• When: Monday, July 1. 2019
• Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
• Place: Delaware Water Gap, PA
• Cost: $45 (pre-register by June 29. 2019)