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August 2018

Writing From Charlemagne – A Workshop for Writers and Others

August 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bascom Lodge, 3 Summit Road
Adams, MA 01220 United States
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$35

Writing from Charlemagne - A Workshop for Writers and Others "You must carry mountains in your brain” Oliver Wendell Holmes told Herman Melville about writing in the Berkshires. Join award-winning local author and Arrowhead Writer-In-Residence Jana Laiz atop Herman Melville’s mountain muse at Bascom Lodge. Melville called Mt. Greylock “Charlemagne," the king of mountains and it was this view that inspired some of his greatest works.  As we take inspiration from the breathtaking beauty that surrounds us, Jana will guide the…

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September 2018

Fall 2018 Memoir Intensive Series with Jennifer Browdy

September 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
South Berkshire Friends Meeting House, 280 State Road
Great Barrington, MA United States
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If you are a woman who is actively working on a memoir, this series is for you! Whether you’re just at the beginning of your memoir journey, or approaching the end, you’ll benefit from regular meetings with a warm circle of peers, under the expert guidance of award-winning author and teacher Jennifer Browdy.  Using Jennifer’s signature approach to productive feedback, each participant will have the opportunity to bring a draft (up to 1500 words) to share and discuss with the…

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Making Magic on the Mountain: Purposeful memoir as a portal to the transformative power of memory and imagination

September 23, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bascom Lodge, 3 Summit Road
Adams, MA 01220 United States
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There was a reason J.K. Rowling chose Mount Greylock, the highest mountain in Massachusetts, as the site for an American school of wizardry. Indeed, visionary writers like Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau always sought out the peak of Mount Greylock as a place of creative inspiration, and shamans the world over know and make use of the magic of mountaintops. This fall, join memoirist and veteran teacher Jennifer Browdy on the mountain for an afternoon of magic-making,…

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November 2018

Giving Thanks: Memoir Workshop at Norman Rockwell Museum with Jennifer Browdy

November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Through a variety of thought-provoking prompts, this pre-Thanksgiving writing workshop will invite reflection on people, places and events for which we have been grateful at different stages of our lives. Author and educator Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D. will share her insights on the importance of purposeful memoir as a tool for cultivating gratitude for our past, appreciation for our present, and a positive vision for the future we want to live into. Jennifer is the author of a writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey…

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March 2019

Character, Voice and Story

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - March 4 @ 3:00 pm

Award-winning author Jana Laiz has been published in a wide range of genres, from young adult fantasy to historical biography, including the timely novel, Weeping Under This Same Moon, a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Gold Medalist and an International Reading Association Notable Book. A prolific workshop leader, Jana will give flex your writing muscles and give them a good workout. Whether you’re just getting started on your new novel, you’re in process, or you’re a bit stuck, your creativity will…

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