Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sornberger Offers Workshop

Judith Sornberger, whose poetry has been published in Still Point Arts Quarterly, is offering a “Write with Me” workshop at the Deane Center in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on four Wednesdays, April 1, 15, 22, and 29, 2015.

This workshop is open to anyone who writes or wants to write. Sornberger said, “It can be difficult for writers to find a beginning point, so I will be providing writing prompts and exercises that will help them find their way into writing.”

During the first hour of the workshop, participants will write in response to prompts and exercises. The second hour, they will share what they have written during the first hour. Sornberger said, “This is not a critique group. The emphasis will be on creating a safe and stimulating environment for writing and sharing.” 

For the past 30 years, Sornberger has been teaching creative writing in various venues from prisons to college classrooms. She is a professor emeritus at Mansfield University where she taught English for twenty-five years before retiring in 2013. “I am teaching this workshop because, although I retired early to devote more time to my own writing, I love to teach. It is very exciting to help people access their creativity and to discover themselves through writing."

A prize-winning poet, Sornberger has published six poetry collections. Calyx Books published her full-length collection Open Heart. Her most recent chapbook is Wal-Mart Orchid, winner of the Helen Kay Chapbook Prize. She has published over a hundred poems in magazines and anthologies.

Her memoir, The Accidental Pilgrim: Finding God and His Mother in Tuscany, will soon be released by Shanti Arts Publishing.

The “Write with Me” workshop is limited to fifteen students. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. There is a $75 fee.
To register, call Sornberger at 570-724-5429.

—extracted from Solomon's Words for the Wise

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