Writing workshop at Midcoast Conservancy

The Midcoast Conservancy will be offering a writing workshop with Belfast author Linda Buckmaster on Sunday, October 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center, 131 Egypt Road, Jefferson. The program is open to writers of all levels and experience. To register and for directions, visit https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events-list/writing-workshop .

Writing about a special place involves working with the elements that make it unique while honoring the things it has in common with other places and times. It can include layers of history, the natural world, culture and personal history to bring us to the present. Writers can be advocates, critics or lovers of a place. It could be a place from the past, the future or this moment.

This workshop is suitable for writers of poetry, prose, or anything in between. Through exploration, writing exercises, the work of other authors and discussion, participants experiment with words to recreate a place that calls to them. No prior writing experience necessary! The workshop will take advantage of the grounds of the Hidden Valley Nature Center for inspiration. We will write in the open and undercover if necessary.

Linda Buckmaster has lived one block from the Atlantic for most of her life, growing up on Florida’s “Space Coast” in the ’60s and living in Waldo County for over 40 years. His poetry, essay and fiction have been published in over 40 journals.

She was Atlantic and Gulf Editor for National Fisherman magazine and Belfast Poet Laureate. Two plays were “Notable Essays” in Best American Essays 2013 and 2020. She has held residencies at Vermont Studios Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and Obras Foundation, among others. His hybrid memoir, Space Heart. A Memoir in Stages, was published by Burrow Press in 2018. Its latest hybrid, Elemental: A Miscellany of Salt Cod and Islands, was released this year. https://lindabuckmaster.com/elemental-a-miscellany-of-salt-cod-and-islands/

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