April 28, 2017:
New growth and new beginnings–springtime, gardening season, and completing a brand new first draft. Last week it happened–that day where the Ohio landscape is transformed into a Monet painting. Dogwoods, magnolia, red buds, pear, weeping cherry, apple, lilac, daffodils, tulips, hyacinth…even the yellow pop of dandelions. Ahh. Take time to savor that beauty. I have new springtime classes coming soon! I’m very excited to be teaching a two-hour memoir class at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park on May 20, in conjunction with their production of ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT’S END (If you’re on a computer, that link takes you right to it. If you’re on a mobile device, follow the link, then choose “Full website,” then “Learn,” then “Special Events. My workshop is at the bottom of that page. Whew! They don’t make it easy to find–but it’s filling up fast!). Also, I have two new Word’s Worth creative writing classes coming up–one on Developing the Writer’s Eye and one that goes in-depth into Dialogue. And looking ahead, I’m bringing my Happy Class to the Thurber Center in Columbus on Thursday, June 1st!