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.