Six years after solemnly swearing to all who would listen that I would never take another writing workshop again, I flew off to Portland, Oregon last month to take another writing workshop. I wanted to take a break from my life, and New York in the summer—its stench and humidity, its gasping subway cars. More than anything, I wanted to think of only writing for one week. I wanted to come home motivated, energized, less prone to watching an entire season of Frasier in one day and more loyal to the page.
Six years after solemnly swearing to all who would listen that I would never take another writing workshop again, I flew off to Portland, Oregon last month to take another writing workshop.
I wanted to take a break from my life, and New York in the summer—its stench and humidity, its gasping subway cars. More than anything, I wanted to think of only writing for one week.
I wanted to come home motivated, energized, less prone to watching an entire season of Frasier in one day and more loyal to the page.
I somehow managed to do all that and pick up some pretty nifty life lessons along the way. Replace the cool, older counselors who teach you how to kiss with award-winning writers who teach you how to structure a story and maybe kiss?
Because yes, there is a bonfire. And a lot of spontaneous singing and dancing. And big faculty readings put on in the amphitheatre every night, which means plenty of bug bites. Assured but still convinced that my tears would happen at the worst possible moment, I went on with my days ready for whatever emotional breakdown was surely coming.
And come it did, during my one-on-one conference with Claire Vaye Watkins while we discussed my story over lunch the last day.
Through tears I heaped all my writing anxieties on poor Claire—how do you find time to write when you have a full-time job; how will I ever write a book when it takes me two years to write one story; why am I even writing stories when apparently nobody wants to read them—and bless her heart, she listened and gave just the perfect advice.
Then she hugged me. And I needed that hug so, so badly, it was worth the tuition alone. As soon as you get accepted into the program, the emails start, reminding you again and again that everyone must participate—or at least dance.
Tales from workshops past swirl the campus, legendary performances by students and faculty alike.
Indian street food at Bollywood Theater seemed slightly more festive than the dorm cafeteria. We showed up when the event was already in full swing, flashing disco lights and wild applause pouring out from the student union.
I ran and put my name into the ring as quickly as I could. But I was a competitive figure skater and dancer before I was a writer, and something about that spotlight still soothes my ever-needy soul.
Show-stopping performance after show-stopping performance went by: I was starting to worry that I had gotten there too late, that I would miss my chance to go down in Tin House history, when the DJ called my name up to the booth.Best Workshop Shed Plans Building A Bookcase Plans Easy Build Workbench Plans 10 Ft Picnic Table Plans Computer Desk Plan Creating extremely storage building is advantageous for three reasons: cost, quality and long-term gains.
As part of our expanding coverage of the literary world outside of NYC, intrepid writer Molly Tolsky reports on becoming a student again at the Tin House Writing Workshop in Portland, Oregon. Write Around Portland was founded in by Liza Halley and Ben Moorad.
Since then, we have held writing workshops for 5, adults and young people, more than 75% of whom live below the federal poverty level. Based on Write Around's acclaimed community writing model, Prompt is a generative workshop that offers exercises to inspire the writing life.
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