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Special Saturday Generative Workshop -- BTO Rewind: Getting Readers to Your Place Without Google Maps

  • 25 Sep 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 20


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Join us for this special Saturday two-hour generative writing workshop!  Open to writers of all genres!  Discounted rate for ESWA members!

$15.00 for ESWA Members
$25.00 for Non Members

Please note: A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants 24 hours before the event.

When we invite someone into our home, we don’t make them stand in the doorway and ask them to survey the house from there. We show them in, give them a seat, maybe offer a cup of steaming coffee. What do your guests notice when you head back to the kitchen for a plate of shortbread, or was it pretzels and beer? Do they find stories in your tchotchkes? Maybe they want to look in your medicine cabinet! Similarly, we want our readers to intimately experience the places we write about. Workshop participants will engage in active prompts to create spaces our readers will want to enter. Activities will sharpen our focus on details that resonate with readers when writing about places in our lives or even imaginary places. Readings will include poems that offer novel perspectives on writing about place. You will leave this workshop with new maps to your important places. Jane is a poet, however, in the evaluations at the 2021 Bay to Ocean Conference, prose writers reported discovering important new insights for their work.


Jane Edna Mohler is the current Bucks County (Pennsylvania) Poet Laureate. Her full-length book of poems, Broken Umbrellas, was published by Kelsay Books in 2019. Her poems also appear in many literary journals. She is the 2016 winner of Main Street Voices poetry competition, a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a Robert Fraser finalist. She has presented on the craft of poetry at the Bay to Ocean Writers’ Conference in 2020 and 2021. Jane taught English over two summers at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China. She was counselor in schools and mental health settings for thirty years and an advocate for homeless education rights. She shares her home with her artist husband and three distinguished cats. Jane is also a traditional rug hooker, gardener, and kayaker.





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