Fall Writerfest 2022 will start on the Sunday after Labor Day, September 11, 2022. We had a great experience at Fall Writerfest 2021 and are looking forward to doing it again. Workshops will be announced in the spring of 2022.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Sometimes people tell me they don't understand the difference when I talk about a workshop or a seminar at Fall Writerfest. A workshop meets every morning. You preregister for one of the five workshops (play writing, creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, or work-in-progress). You will hear from your instructor before you get to Pyramid and you will be in that workshop with that instructor for the full program. Each workshop is limited to eight participants. The seminars meet once after lunch and you attend on a walk-in basis. Anyone attending Fall Writerfest can attend any or all of the seminars. We will be offering at least one of these each day on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We may offer as many as six, in two time slots, one after the other over the three days.
The workshops and the presenters are already announced on this blog; people are registering for them now. The seminars will be announced around August 12, one month before the program begins. Once you are registered and paid in full for Fall Writerfest through the Pyramid Life Center, you can enroll in a workshop by telling me (at EllieOLeary@gmail.com) which one you want. You do not need to pick a seminar until the day it is being presented and you decide whether or not you want to walk-in.
Monday, March 8, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Fall Writerfest is a program held at Pyramid Life Center. Because there are two entities, registration is a two step process. Register to attend at the Pyramid Life Center. Their website is here.
All participants will be in one of the five workshops. To reserve a spot in a particular workshop, email EllieOLeary@gmail.com. You can email to check on availability, but you will have to be paid in full to hold a place in a workshop. The five workshops are - play writing, creative non-fiction, poetry, fiction, and work-in-progress. Workshop descriptions are in previous posts.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Already working on something? This is for those writers who want to go on a retreat but are also working on an on-going project – something they don’t want to leave for the better part of a week or something they are looking forward to finally having some time set aside for serious work. We will meet each morning to discuss and set goals. The rest of the morning and as much of the afternoon as you like are available for your writing. Individual appointments for goal setting will be available.
Ellie O’Leary, Poet Laureate of
Amesbury, Massachusetts, often writes about growing up in the village of Freedom, Maine. Her
debut poetry manuscript Breathe Here was published in 2020 and her memoir Up Home Again is
forthcoming, both with North Country Press. She hosts a monthly poetry
reading, has published poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in numerous journals and anthologies, and has an MFA from the Stonecoast Program.
Personal Narrative: Turning Life into Story
Friday, February 19, 2021
Four Takes on the Praise Poem: Anger, Grief, Joy, Serenity