Sunday, March 16, 2008

NEW WRITING STUDIO. COME WRITE

NEW WRITING STUDIO AT
JOHN C. CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL
--Nancy Simpson

The new writing studio is located on the grounds
at Orchard House, John C. Campbell Folk School (JCCFS)in Brasstown, North Carolina. The school itself is 83 years
old, world famous for devotion to arts and crafts The writing program only 13 years old, but the writing studio is brand spanking new.

Recently, I had an opportunity to teach the first class in the new studio, with state of the art computers, printer,copier, and all a writer would need including paper, paper.

My feet hardly touched ground all week as I watched my students working. Each had a writing space with their own computer and printer set up. We had an oval table to use for critiquing sessions, and we had the living room of Orchard House to sprawl out and relax in for teaching sessions and class discussions.

I’ve been teaching writing at the folk school for years,but I have never before seen such a large amount of writing started and finished in one week. The school itself, with sparks of creative energy popping, is a magical place to begin with. The new studio is a welcoming and conducive place for writers.

I invite you to come write with us for a week. If you have already taken writing classes at the folk school,come back as soon as you can. You may walk on air as
I have been doing. You will write, I promise.

If you have never been to the folk school, give it serious thought. Get a catalog, read the class descriptions,make your choice. Scholarships are available based on
financial need . The school offers half price to those living in specific mountain counties. Call the toll free number,check out the web site or e mail me with your questions at nance@dnet.net. Phone. 1800 FOLK-SCH.




John C. Campbell Folk School
Six SUMMER WRITING CLASSES:

May 25-30, 2008 - Spinning Words Into Gold with
Maureen Ryan Griffin. This class will jump start
your writing and and will provide tools to keepyour words flowing. Tap into the Who, Why, When, Where,What and How of Writing. All levels welcome.


June 22- 28, 2008 TOOLS OF THE TRADE, PROFESSIONAL WRITING
with Wendy Webb. The focus is on the short story, novel,and play writing.

June 29-July 5, 2008 FICTION, SHORT AND LONG with Bobbie Pell. Explore the nuggets of your experience that are universal and pop them into your fiction. All levels are welcome.

July 6-11, 2008 WRITING LIFE STORIES with Vickie Hunt.Make headway in creating a short story, personal essay or a memoir essay. All levels are welcome.

July 13-19, 2008 TO BE CONTINUED with Ruth Zehfuss. Focus on getting started
and learning techniques to keep you writing.

July 27-August 1, 2008 YOUR POETRY. LET’S HEAR IT,with Nancy Simpson. Learn to make your poetry sing with sound. Learn how to encapsulate emotion in your poems.
Class is for practicing free verse poets. How and where to publish will be discussed and a list of markets will be given.

See catalog for complete class listing and class descriptions

5 comments:

  1. Hello, Netwest!
    So happy to see your link on the NCWN site and see the faces of friends from the mountains.
    I'm looking forward to returning to Brasstown and teaching at John C. Campbell next month - the new writing room sounds great!

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  2. Yes Yes IMPORTANT Message

    Valerie Nieman will teach a weekend class, good for those who cannot get away for an entire week.

    If you write fiction, you will not want to miss her class. Call nowl There are only a few seats left.

    WHO'S YOUR DADDY? BUILDING CHARACTERS FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE. will be
    taught by Valerie Nieman April 11-13, 2008
    1 800 FOLK-SCH
    --Nancy Simpson, Resident Writer

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  3. I took the Your Life - Your Stories writing class at the Folk School in March with Glenda Beall and it was WONDERFUL!

    I would highly recommend a Folk School experience to anyone - the new room is great and the location is beautiful and quite inspiring:)

    Rebecca

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  4. Thank you, Rebecca,for commenting and for your nice words. That week was one of the nicest ones I've experienced as a teacher.
    I'll teach that class again in May 2008.
    Glenda

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  5. How wonderful the new classroom sounds, Nancy! How nice you got to teach the first class.

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