“A writer is not so much someone who has something to say as he is someone who has found a process that will bring about new things he would not have thought of if he had not started to say them.”—William Stafford
In this hands-on workshop, we’ll focus on writing as process, not product. We won’t worry about split infinitives or conflicting points of view or whether our work is publishable. Using prompts and exercises, we’ll foster creativity, not critique. You won’t be told how you “should” write, and you won’t be accused of having an unreliable narrator. Instead, your own words will be respected and valued just as they are on the page. In addition, readings and resources for developing your writing further will be provided. Writers of all skill—and confidence—levels are welcome. If you want to write, you can. Come see how.
- Instructor: Amy Lyles Wilson
- Length of workshop: 3 hours
- Date: Saturday, October 14
- Time: 2 - 5 p.m.
- Cost: $50 members; $55 non-members
- Location: Refinery Nashville
About the Instructor:
Amy Lyles Wilson believes it is the sharing of our stories that saves us. Toward that end, she founded Pilgrim Writers to help people tell the stories they need to tell. A native of Mississippi who calls Nashville home, Amy Lyles works as a writer, editor, and teacher. She is a certified Amherst Writers and Artists workshop facilitator, and has thirty years of professional experience in the world of words with such companies as Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins, Her Nashville, Upper Room Books, Whittle Communications, Meredith Corporation, and Rutledge Hill Press. She has been published in a variety of magazines and has co-authored or contributed to nine books. Her essay “The Guts to Keep Going” was featured on National Public Radio. Amy Lyles has taught writing and served as the writer-in-residence at the Earlham School of Religion, and led workshops across the South, as well as at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. She holds degrees in English, journalism, and theology. She serves on the board of the Magazine Innovation Center at Ole Miss, the Contemplative Outreach of Middle Tennessee advisory committee, and the board of Women’s National Book Association’s Nashville chapter. www.amylyleswilson.com