Crossing the threshold: writing one’s way into forbidden landscapes of feeling
Carla Drysdale

In this three-day workshop designed to generate new writing, we will take as our touchstone and guide Rumi’s words “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you./Don’t go back to sleep.” How do we cross Rumi’s “doorsill where the two worlds touch” to access these secrets, often hidden in a landscape of stark feelings like shame, fear, and self-doubt? Through readings, craft talks, writing exercises, and critiquing sessions, you will come away from the weekend with powerful tools to help sustain your writing life. You will venture into new writing territory and produce original and exciting work as you discover how to write the things you were meant to write. This workshop is for those with some writing experience and/or a sense of writing as vocation. You do not need to have been published to participate.To apply, please complete the short application, and submit either three to five poems or 1000 words of fiction or creative non-fiction.

20 – 22 May 2016

20 May: 17:00 – 19:00 followed by dinner
21 May: 09:30 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:30
22 May: 09:30 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00

Tuition fee: 300€. Accommodation at LPP: €70 – €100 per night, depending on room size. Those who wish to stay at LPP are advised to book early, as room availability is limited. Accommodation elsewhere in the village must be booked separately, and availability and fees vary widely. Deadline for signing up: 1 April 2016

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