Saturday, 16 June 2012

Writer's Workshop: Logos Project 2012

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a writing workshop called Project Logos 2012. The idea was to help  writers to learn to reduce jargon and write in a more understandable and mellifluous style.


We met in a delightful setting at Saint John's University at their guest house, where we were treated royally. We had the opportunity to meet individually with tutors  in an outdoor setting...

 as well as met together as a group to discuss each others'  writings using a kind of Iowa Writer's Workshop style.

Our group meetings were gentle, but extremely helpful.

As you can tell we took our tasks very seriously.

We were quite fortunate to have a tutor from the Loft in Minneapolis.

We had skype sessions with noted writers in our fields and also sessions discussing good writing in general.

Of course we also had the opportunity to work on our pieces individually.

St John's Guest House was full of light, because of it's contemporary architecture and peaceful wooded setting.

We also took some time to go out and look at the campus including an old Parrish cemetery.

In our last meeting together we made plans for continuing with our good work and said our goodbyes.

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