Saturday, May 6 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
The Anti-Workshop: Using A “No Pressure” Community and Automatic Writing to Create Great Drafts FULL

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For many writers, the unreachable expectations of academic life and personal goals can be the biggest deterrent in writing a new draft of a poem, story, or essay. This workshop will review one method that one community of writers, named PF, have found to keep writing despite tenuous work-life balance, the pressure to perform, and the appeal of much-needed rest. Three members of PF will walk you through the tenets of a “no pressure” writing group, including locating a suitable space, setting an open attendance policy, and using freewriting. Workshop attendees will have a chance to practice automatic writing and collaging as a way of drafting new work and learn best practices for maintaining a supportive writing community.

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Alyssa Mazzarella

Development Manager, GrubStreet
Alyssa Mazzarella helps ensure GrubStreet, one of the nation's leading creative writing centers, has the resources it needs to support writers of all types and talents. Prior to joining GrubStreet as the Development Manager, she taught and tutored writing at the University of Massachusetts... Read More →


Saturday May 6, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
New Liberty Charter School Room 3 Museum Place Mall, 2nd Fl, Salem, MA 01970