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Honored I am to be leading "Your Own Private Idaho," a Story Jam Studio Write & Tell Weekend Retreat pre-retreat workshop on Friday, October 21st.


· Write And Tell,Story Jam Studio,Workshop,Short Stories,Ragdale
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Not just honored, quite geeked really. You can learn more about the Write & Tell Weekend Retreat here and you can learn more about "Your Own Private Idaho" here, though I'm happy to let you know that you can read the description for the workshop in its entirety below.

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Your Own Private Idaho | Friday, October 21, 2022 | 9:30 AM 3:30 PM

This super interactive workshop will inspire its participants to embrace a sense of place in their work, while creating their own private Idaho…or Winesburg, OH. Which is to say, in this workshop we will channel the spirit of Sherwood Anderson, Raymond Carver, Elizabeth Crane, Christine Maul Rice, the B'52s and Gus Van Sant to generate the ideas and foundation needed to build a linked short story collection all your own. Activities will include a series of individual and group exercises that will encourage participants to look within and examine their own experiences, the people and places they know, and where they've lived, both physically and emotionally. We'll also write (and edit) a lot! Full-stop.

A lovely lunch is included with this workshop and guests are welcome to request overnight stay the night before, for a reasonable fee, to fully absorb Ragdale's creative atmosphere.