But if I write what my soul thinks it will be visible and the words
will be its body. - Helen Keller
Eliza Williamson describes herself in these words:
"I write to breathe. I have written forever. I am currently working
on a collection of short stories based on my life experience. Under
the wise tutelage of my teacher and mentor, poet Patricia Lee Lewis,
I am living the model I try to emulate in the workshops I lead. My work
can be seen in the current issue of Peregrine."
At the Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat and Story Workshops, Eliza
T. Williamson taught a two-part workshop entitled "Meeting Your
Words: Generating writing through exercises".
Come Tempt Your Muse . . .
Meeting Your Words: Generating Writing Through Exercises
A two-part workshop with Eliza T. Williamson, M. Ed.
If any of this rings true - this workshop is for you. Writing doesn't
have to be your professional ambition for it to enrich your life. Whether
you are eager to hone your craft or find your voice, what you have to
say is important.
Workshop Structure: We will spend the first part of our two afternoons
together writing in response to exercises I have suggested. We will
share our new writing aloud and give each other feedback about what
we liked and remembered most about each piece. People always have the
option not to share their writing. We will spend the second part of
each afternoon with a brief discussion of craft followed by a closing
writing exercise. There will also be the opportunity for participants
to submit a manuscript to me for critique* and to meet with me individually
to discuss their work.
Eliza shares the idea that everyone has a unique voice and important
stories to tell. In the words of William Stafford, "A writer is
someone who writes."
Eliza T. Williamson
17 Lothian Road Box 201
Brighton, MA 02135
What others have said about Eliza Williamson:
"I have participated in many writers' workshops, both abroad and
across the United States. Eliza's workshop was by far the most beneficial
forum for my writing. She is incredibly talented as a facilitator and
leader and a wonderful, intelligent, warm person who is extremely creative,
fun, and talented. She knows how to stay on task and really cultivated
the best writing out of my experience. Her workshops are entirely a
positive experience. I highly recommend her!" Leslie Schiff, former
Read more about Eliza at www.amherstwriters.com/WorkLead.html.