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Rugby Writing workshop


Uffington House
1728 Rugby Parkway
Rugby, TN 37733 United States
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Writing Workshop with Karen Paul Holmes

Writing Workshop with Karen Paul Holmes

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

“From Personal to Universal: Using Emotion to Craft Deeper Writing”
Writing about emotions—your own or your characters’—can be, well emotional. Yet, drawing from your own experiences, feelings, and observations, helps your poetry, memoir, or fiction sound a chord in readers. How do you dig deep and write authentically We’ll look at examples of poems or prose snippets about joy, anger, grief, etc. without cliché. This workshop provides prompts, tools, inspiration, and editing tips, as well as time to write and the opportunity to share and receive feedback to your level
of comfort. All writing genres, all levels welcome.  The event is a collaboration with Bloom Stage and Historic Rugby to bring writing and women’s voices to the spotlight (it’s womens’ history month after all!)

Instructor Karen Paul Holmes won the 2023 Lascaux Poetry Prize and received a Special Mention in The Pushcart Prize Anthology. She has two poetry books: No Such Thing as Distance (Terrapin) and Untying the Knot (Aldrich). Her poems have been widely published in literary journals such as Plume, Poet Lore, and Prairie Schooner. She’s been featured on The Slowdown poetry podcast and Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. After a long career in Corporate Communications, which included leading workshops at international conferences, Holmes became a freelance writer and has taught writing at various conferences and venues, including the John C. Campbell Folk School and the Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference. karenpaulholmes.com

 Workshop: 10 am to 12:30 pm EST, in Rugby’s Uffington House 
 Cost per participant: $45 (a portion of the fee goes back to nonprofit Historic Rugby)
 Registrations limit: 10 people, registration deadline March 18

Register here: Writing Workshop with Karen Paul Holmes


March 23
10:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT