The Smell of Fish and Foam
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
7 - 8:30pm
Willamette Writers - Oregon Coast
Newport, Oregon Public Library
Dear friend, you were right: the smell of fish and foam
and algae makes one green smell together. It clears
my head. It empties me enough to fit down in my own
skin for a while, singleminded as a surfer.
- from A Few Lines from Rehoboth Beach by Fleda Brown
Writing comes alive with the detail our senses provide. Exploring the sense of smell, we’ll focus on fresh writing with prompts and practices designed to energize and inspire.
From poetry to prose, fact to fiction, this interactive workshop will serve as a creative springboard from which you’ll generate new work, meet other writers, and share experiences that will help shape, shift and propel your own writing.
This workshop is free and open to writers of all ages and experience.
About the Instructor
Drew Myron is a former newspaper reporter and editor who has covered news, arts, entertainment and travel for AOL, Northwest Best Placesand other publications. For 14 years, she’s headed DCM, a marketing communications company. Drew’s poems appear in a variety of books and journals. Her most recent work, Sweet Grief: Paintings & Poems on Love & Loss, is an art exhibit and book now showing at Windermere Gallery in Seal Rock, Oregon. She is writing instructor at Seashore Family Literacy, and the creator and host of Off the Page, an annual reading event featuring Oregon writers.