Writing Workshop with Danielle Jones—Journaling

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Salem Athenaeum
337 Essex St.
MA 01970
$25, $15 members, $10 students w/ID

Saturday morning writing workshop.

Danielle Jones will lead a workshop exploring journaling as a daily practice for writers. Regardless of genre, every writer begins by staring down the blank page, which can be both intimidating and unforgiving. But what if you think of that blank page as a chance for play? A space to rant, reconfigure, keep a record—a way to let the many sides of yourself come together on the page. We’ll look at images and poems intended to get the conversation started, and revisit old entries with strategies for generating new material. You’ll leave with prompts, excited for the first several weeks of your writing new year. BYOJ!

Danielle Jones holds an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is associate director of the Writers House at Merrimack College. Her work has appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Best New Poets, Incessant Pipe, Memorious, and elsewhere. She’s a recipient of a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award.

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