Posts Tagged "workshops"

River Reads 2017

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in | 0 comments

The historic Prallsville Mill will be the backdrop for the River Reads book festival on Sunday, October 15th from 10 to 4pm. Book lovers of all ages can meet and mingle with authors, attend readings and learn a little local history. Authors covering genres from children’s classic favorites to women’s fiction to science fiction and local history will fill the Mill. Aspiring writers can take part in a series of writing workshops. Details on both...

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Memoir @ The Rat with Beth Kephart

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in | 0 comments

This workshop will focus on the senses—not just what we see, taste, hear, smell, and touch, but the power of sun and its absence, and the music of rain and the memories rain triggers. Beth will share the works of favorite memoirists, launch small exercises, listen carefully to emergent memories, help shape them. Each participant will move, throughout the day, to a single, honest, well-rendered moment—a memory that lives rightly on the page. We’ll build a community. We’ll reflect on the writing life. Beth Kephart is the award-winning author of 21 books, an adjunct professor of creative nonfiction at the University of Pennsylvania, a frequent contributor to the Chicago Tribune and Philadelphia Inquirer, and thestrategic writing partner in a boutique marketing communications firm. Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir won the 2013 Books for a Better Life Award (Motivational Category). Most recently, Beth’s tenth young adult novel, One Thing Stolen (Chronicle Books), won a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal Award. Going Over, her 1983 Berlin story, was a Junior Library Guild Selection, was launched to three starred reviews, and was named a Booklist Top Ten Historical Fiction for Youth. Kephart’s Flow: The Life and Times of Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River has recently been released as a paperback and is a key component in a William Penn founded pilot education program created by the Fairmount Water Works. She most recently launched Love: A Philadelphia Affair, a collection of essays and photographs. She blogs daily at <> . Reserve your place...

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Introducing 2014 SPARK Workshops at the Garden

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in In The News | 0 comments

The Book Garden in Frenchtown is launching its second series of SPARK Workshops this month. This successful series features a variety of writing workshops as well as several other programs taught by experts in their fields and designed to help individuals release their creative energy.   New workshops this year are a motivational series taught by life coach, Lisa Mastroianni and a Graphic Narrative – telling your story through graphic art, taught by Shannon O’Connell.   The first four-week program, Writing a Memoir, taught by Dodge Poetry Festival Poet and Creative Writing Instructor, Skye Van Saun, will be held on Saturday Mornings:  Jan 18th, 25th, Feb 1 and 2,  10:00 am to 12:00 p.m.   Already have a manuscript, or plan to have one soon? Join Introduction to Book Publishing, a three-week course taught by author Loren Spiotta-DiMare, who has a wide range of experience publishing through traditional publishers as well as self-publishing. This course will be held Sunday afternoons:  Jan 19, 26, Feb 2,  1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Celebrated poet John Smith will be leading a three-week Poetry Workshop beginning on Thursday, March 13 at 7:00pm. His poetry has appeared in NJ Audubon since the 1980s and in numerous literary magazines. His most recent collection, Even That Indigo “Red Moon,” featured in his recently published collection, Even That Indigo, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2013. For complete details and costs or to register, visit or call 908-996-2022. Space is limited. The SPARK workshops are held at The Book Garden, 28 Bridge Street, Frenchtown,...

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