Breakfast will be served in Lakeview dining hall from 7:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Class begins at 8:45 a.m. In addition to prompts that draw from participant's life experiences, the week also includes one or two "lighter" prompts, when the instructor feels the participants need a break. In the past participants have had lots of fun writing from the point of view of a mask, for instance, or writing a short-story in a very specific 120-word format: a 15-word sentence followed by a 14-word sentence, and so on, down to a single word. These "fun" exercises are not just for comic relief, however! The former is a wonderful intro to point-of-view discussions, and the latter a gentle way of exploring the differences between prose and poetry.
Lunch will be served in Lakeview dining hall from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Class begins at 1:15 p.m. and continues until 4:30 p.m. The instructor does not give, or tolerate, harsh criticism in her workshops. She doesn't believe it's productive. She has found, over the years, that a gentle, encouraging atmosphere helps a class to bond in a way that participants can learn from each other as well as from the instructor. Participants continue writing and printing off their work to share on our walk through the classrooms at the end of the week.
Banquet will be served in Lakeview dining hall from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m. we will do a walk through the class rooms to see what the participants accomplished during the week.