Creative Correspondence Corner
Attendees will be encouraged to create their own form of creative correspondence. Each attendee will have access to a restored, vintage typewriter for their own use. A range of subjects will be suggested, such as:
Envelopes & stamps will be provided, along with art supplies for those interested in decorating their written pages and envelopes.
Participants will be encouraged to share their creations with all attendees of WriteSB at the end of the evening.
Works will be photocopied so that participants will be able to retain a record of the creations they mail. Participants will also be encouraged to submit copies of their creations to the Story Catcher Mailbox, where works are shared at regularly scheduled public readings that are filmed for on-line viewing and may be included in a later CD/written publication.
4:45 - 7:00 pm -- writing workshop
7:00 - 7:45 pm -- private reception for workshop participants
8:00 - 9:30 pm -- public reading (library will re-open and workshop participants will have an opportunity to read their work in the Fireplace Room)
Simon Kiefer has conducted numerous creative writing workshops since 2015 for people of ages 8 to 80. He specializes in expressions of emotional content in the form of memoirs, short essays, correspondence, poetry and other creative forms. Simon has found the act of writing to be a valuable therapeutic exercise. He uses restored, vintage typewriters to entice people to write and have found the tactile quality and immediacy of the typewriter to facilitate expressions of emotion, sentiment, and spontaneous creativity.