Prepare for the holidays: Writing workshop Nov. 16

Writing prompts for the holiday writing circle will focus on this liminal time of year, when the light dwindles, hopes soar, disappointment is inevitable, and traditions bolster and oppress. In just four hours together, writers can center themselves, review the year past, and consider the year to come. Whether writing the holiday letter to family or just letting loose the unknown wonder of story and words, a synergy develops in these automatic writing practices where participants invariably write more and write better when surrounded by others engaged in the same activity, against the limits of the clock. Promoting creativity that is difficult to attain or sustain by oneself.

Vermont author Deborah Lee Luskin will lead this three-hour workshop. A familiar voice on Vermont Public Radio, where she has been a commentator since 2006, Luskin is also an editorial columnist, long-time scholar for the Vermont Humanities Council, and pen-for-hire. She holds a PhD in English Literature from Columbia University, and she has taught Ivy League undergraduates, life-long learners, teen parents, and prison inmates. She is the author of the award-winning novel “Into the Wilderness,” a love story set in Vermont in 1964.

Register online at or contact Lin at 985-3091 or

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