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A Writing Residency with Pat Schneider: July 2005
Overview

This Summer Residency is over, but we have left this information on the website so that you can refer to it as a model of our summer residency courses.

July 10-14, 2005�Two Sessions
Peace College, Raleigh, NC

The Network Welcomes Pat Schneider to North Carolina for a
Writing Residency

�The wisest teacher of writing I know.�
-- Peter Elbow, author of Writing Without Teachers

The Network is delighted to be bringing celebrated writing teacher Pat Schneider to North Carolina, July 10 - 14 for a writing residency at Peace College in downtown Raleigh."The wisest teacher of writing I know," says the renowned writing teacher Peter Elbow in his introduction to Pat's new book, Writing Alone and With Others.

"We are all writers," Schneider says, "Since our earliest days we have used language as a tool and as an art form. Each of us can move our closest friend to laughter, to deep emotion, to experience a 'denouement' by our storytelling. This workshop is for the writer in every person--to free the writer, to give the writer encouragement, confidence, and skill."

Since the 1970s Pat has led hundreds of workshops that have helped writers find and liberate their own voices. Thousands of writers have benefited from her method. She helps writers deal with fear, writer's block, ethical issues such as privacy and politics, and matters of craft. This workshop will benefit both beginning writers and pros.

In addition to being the author of eight books and an internationally known writing workshop leader, Schneider is the founder/director of Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA). Located in Amherst, Massachusetts, AWA has for 25 years offered writing workshops, published books and a literary journal, Peregrine, and developed programs for a wide range of populations.


A Writing Residency with Pat Schneider
Program Details

This Summer Residency is over, but we have left this information on the website so that you can refer to it as a model of our summer residency courses.

July 10 - 14, 2005

Pat will offer two sessions:

  • A one-day session on Sunday, July 10 (enrollment limited to 60).
  • A four-day intensive residential writing workshop, Monday-Thursday (July 11-14, limited to 15 students. (Session II workshop participants will also participate in Session I on Sunday.)

Pat finds her theme for the week in Emily Dickinson's words:

Silence is all we dread.
There's Ransom in a Voice
-

"The sessions are fun; there is a good amount of laughter and also many moments of personal revelation that are deeply moving. Because each person is free to choose not to read, there is a great freedom from pressure, and that results in wide and deep participation."- Pat Schneider

Session I: Sunday, July 10, 1 - 5 pm

The Sunday session will open with a keynote by Pat, called "Ransom in a Voice." Following the address she will show the award-winning documentary film, Tell Me Something I Can't Forget, that demonstrates her writing workshop model. After the screening, Pat will offer the group a writing session. There will be breakout groups for readings and response. Optional dinner after the session. Session limited to 60 students, first come, first served.

Session II: Monday, July 11-Thursday, July 14

Pat will offer a four-day writing workshop limited to 15 writers (first come, first served). The group will meet Monday-Thursday for four hours each morning and then break for lunch. In the afternoon, members of the class will meet individually with Pat to discuss writing ideas and/or a pre-submitted writing excerpt. (Details upon enrollment.)

After dinner on campus, there will be presentations by guest writers and an open mic session for participants. Workshop participants will live in double occupancy rooms on the lovely Peace College campus.


A Writing Residency with Pat Schneider
Full Schedule of Events

This Summer Residency is over, but we have left this information on the website so that you can refer to it as a model of our summer residency courses.

SESSION I
Sunday, July 10
12:00 pm Registration opens for workshop residents at Peace College in Flowe-Jones Lecture Hall lobby. Dorm and roommate assignments will be made and keys distributed.
1:00 - 5:00 pm Session I class in Jones Lecture Hall, Flowe Building.
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Dinner at Belk Dining Hall.
Open to Sunday Session members and workshop members.

7:30 pm Reading by "Better Homes and Husbands" author and Schneider student Valerie Leff. In Jones Lecture Hall, Flowe Building.
This event is free and open to the public.
SESSION II
Monday, July 11 - Thursday, July 14
8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast, Belk Dining Hall.
9:00 am-1:00 pm Workshop, Flowe Building
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch, Belk Dining Hall.
2:00 - 5:00 pm Individual meetings with Pat or free time to write alone or with others.
6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner, Belk Dining Hall.
7:30 - 9:00 pm Presentations by Pat Schneider and others, open mic, in Jones Lecture Hall, Flowe Building.
Friday, July 15

8:00 - 9:00 am



Breakfast, Belk Dining Hall.
9:00 am Check out in lobby of Finley Residence Hall, return keys, and depart.

 


A Writing Residency with Pat Schneider
Program Fees

This Summer Residency is over, but we have left this information on the website so that you can refer to it as a model of our summer residency courses.

Session I only (Sunday, July 10):

  • $60 Network members
  • $75 Non-members

Session I with Dinner (Sunday, July 10):

  • $75 Network members
  • $90 Non-members

Session II (includes Sunday Session I with dinner, and full room and board):

  • $850 Network members
  • $900 non-members

Note: This same four-day workshop costs $1,200 at the Amherst Writers & Artists Center in Amherst, Mass. That price does not include room and board.

 

 
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