11am – 1:30pm
Marbletown Community Center
The Stone Ridge Library is pleased to announce “Inspired By Nature Writing Workshop” featuring author and NYU writing instructor, Carol Bergman. The program is a free to participants, but, because space is limited, registration is required, and available on the library’s website stoneridgelibrary/calendar.
Participants should bring a no-line notebook, a free-flowing pen, Glu-Stick, their memories of hikes and walks, favorite photographs and pictures of nature and their imaginations. In the workshop, Ms. Bergman will teach how to use journal notes, observations, sketches, photographs, dreams and visualizations as well as free associations to generate ideas for short stories, poems, memoirs, and essays. Beginners and seasoned writers are welcome in this interactive, dynamic class.
Carol Bergman’s journalism and narrative nonfiction has been published in Willow Review, Onion Review, A Room of One’s Own, Absinthe Literary Review, The Bridge, Potpourri, Epiphany and many other publications in the US, the UK and Canada. “Objects of Desire,” appearing in Lilith and Whetstone Literary Review was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in nonfiction. “Another Day in Paradise; International Humanitarian Workers Tell Their Stories,” was published by Orbis Books (US/Canada) and Earthscan Books (UK/Commowealth) and was nominated for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. Her articles, essays, reviews and interviews have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Times (of London), The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily News Magazine, The Amsterdam News, Newsday, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s World, Family Circle, Art Times, Cineaste, Salon.com and The Jewish Forward. She is the co-owner of Mediacs, a hybrid publishing company: www.mediacs.com. She has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Media Studies from The New School. She is one of the founding faculty of Gotham Writers’ Workshop and has been teaching in the NYU writing program since 1997. Find: www.carolbergman.net for testimonials, samples of her writing, and a blog about writing and the writing life. Follow her on FB as Carol Bergman: Writer or on Twitter: bergman_carol.
For information or assistance with registration, contact the Stone Ridge Library program office at 845 687-7023, Ext. 108.