Friday, August 11, 2006

Blog hibernation until August 22

The blog will be resting in a darkened room, cucumber slices over its bloodshot eyes, while I take a dialogue workshop with Martha Gies at Menucha, in the Columbia Gorge. The workshop is run by the Creative Arts Community.

I've taken several workshops with Martha, and she is an excellent teacher and a generous human being.

from the Creative Arts Community website:
"Martha Gies is the author of dozens of stories, essays and articles published in magazines and newspapers over the last thirty years, and of Up All Night (Oregon State University Press, 2004), a documentary portrait of Portland told through the stories of 23 people who work night shift. She is the recipient of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award and has received grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council and Oregon Literary Arts. She teaches at the Northwest Writing Institute and at a summer workshop in Veracruz.

Instruction will be based on a method developed by Cuban-American playwright Maria Irene Fornes, which incorporates physical exercises, visualizations and assigned writing, the aim of which is the creation of dialogue that is both emotionally honest and dramatically charged."

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At 8:08 AM, Blogger Patry Francis said...

Sounds like a great workshop!


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