Author Margaret Atwood once answered the question "Where did you grow up?" with "Which time?" We grow up many times in one life and we grow and change in a place—rooms, houses, cities, countries, landscapes. How have the places in your life shaped you? How have you shaped them? During the pandemic, how has where you've been—or where you haven't been able to go—informed your experience? This generative workshop provides the opportunity to use place as a portal to begin writing these important life stories and to discover their richness in the process. Our time "on screen" will be broken up to allow for resting, walking, and being with ourselves, in place, supported by community.
Nancy Linnon has been teaching writing for 25 years. Her work has appeared in literary journals and magazines such as Creative Nonfiction, Los Angeles Review, Mothering, Yoga International and the anthologies What Wildness is This, VoiceCatcher and Rage and Reconciliation. Her passion is exploring ways of accessing the creative self through the powerful act of writing.