Here’s what previous workshop participants have said about RANDOM WRITING:
“…A really comfortable workshop with no one person taking over.”
“Cheryl, you gave me what I needed- time, place, prompt and a kick in the ass. Thank you!”
“[RANDOM WRITING] stimulated me with useful idea that provoked writing.”
“[RANDOM WRITING] was really for everyone at any level of writing.”
Longtime Hudson Valley poet Cheryl A. Rice continues her RANDOM WRITING poetry workshop series in Saugerties on June 23rd. Future dates in Kingston as well as other locations are pending.
RANDOM WRITING, a poetry workshop for new or used poets, was developed by Rice to satisfy her own craving for a workshop that flexes writing muscles as well as offers honest, direct feedback on work in progress. Inspired by such poets as Enid Dame and Sharon Olds, Rice seeks to orchestrate a workshop which contains the basic elements of growing your writing– inspiration, wordplay, text manipulation and peer response.
RANDOM WRITING workshops include provocative prompts such as ‘hot-button’ topics drawn from personal experience as well as unexpected sources right under our noses. RANDOM WRITING workshops also include tips on marketing, self-publishing, and how to find out what’s going on where in the thriving Hudson Valley poetry scene, and beyond.
Rice has been published widely both locally and nationally, and has made live appearances on WDST-FM (Woodstock, NY) and WKZE-FM (Sharon, CT). She is the founder and host of the semi-annual ‘Sylvia Plath Bake-Off’, allegedly the world’s only combination open mic/baked goods contest.
The Dutch Arms Chapel, at 16 John St. in Saugerties will be the site of the session of RANDOM WRITING, on June 23rd from 1-3pm. Registration is limited; 17 and older, please. The cost is only $20, payable on the day of the workshop. To register for an upcoming workshop, schedule a RANDOM WRITING poetry workshop for your school, club, business or friends, or for more information, Rice may be contacted at (845) 339-8686. Updates can also be found online at: http://www.geocities.com/dorothyy62/flyingmonkeyproductions.html