Events

Third Sunday Writing Salons: March, April, May 4-5:30

Join Emily Arnason Casey for a series of writing workshops by Zoom. 

March theme: The Landscape of Home
Photo by Paulina H. on Unsplash

Spring awakens new life, new vision, and new hope; we will explore ways to access this living force through the concept of landscapes in our writing. We begin each session with a short writing prompt to get into the flow. Writers write and share, offering positive feedback and insights. Then we’ll go into a longer writing session and end by reading from our work. This group is meant to offer the time, space, and inspiration for you to generate new writing and connect with your creative self as well as other writers.  

So much of rural New England has to do with a landscape. Hills roll into valleys, fields create a patchwork of color, mountains sigh in the distance, and forests shimmer and gleam whatever the season. But how is the self revealed in these landscapes? How does home shape who we are becoming? What layers of the imagination might we discover in nature’s patterns or the cycles of the seasons? Come generate new writing as we explore new landscapes. 

Our March landscape theme will be the “Landscape of Home.”  “The house is a nest for dreaming, a shelter for imagining,” John Stilgoe wrote in the introduction to the book The Poetics of Space: A classic look at how we experience intimate places. Write about a place to which you cannot return that has occupied the landscapes of your memory for a while. Come prepared to write in response to prompts, and to share your writing.

Please contact Jared Jenisch at jared.jenisch@thehowe.org to reserve a spot.  Attendance is limited to 10.


The Essay Exhibits is on display at the Chaffee Art Center in Rutland, Vermont

Pictures and Words Exhibit
January 15–February 26

Fran Bull
Janet Fredericks

Join me for two Saturdays of writing about nature and place. From 10-12 AM on the first two Saturdays in October, writers of any level will convene in nature and consider the way an intimacy with place and nature influences their perceptions of the world around them. The group will take a short walk, engage in writing, and share with each other. 


Meet ups will take place at the Orwell Free Library & Mount Independence (in Orwell, Vermont), weather permitting. Please contact me for more information: emilyclairecasey@gmail.com

VOC Live!

Voices on Addiction Live!

Join The Rumpus for an offsite event celebrating Voices on Addiction on Thursday, March 5th!

Voices on Addiction is a column devoted to true personal narratives of addiction, curated by Kelly Thompson, and authored by the spectrum of individuals affected by this illness.

Featuring readings from Emily Arnason Casey, Jaquira Díaz, Lennlee Keep, Erin Khar, T Kira Madden, and Vanessa Mártir! Hosted by Kelly Thompson.

Where:
Our Lady of the Lake University
411 SW 24th St
2nd Floor, 227L
San Antonio, TX 78207

AWP San Antonio, TX

Panels & Book signing

Book signing at UGA Press booth: Saturday @ 11AM

Dismantling the White Imagination: On Intimacy in Creative Nonfiction

Narrative Disruption: A Catalyst for Meaningful Subversion

The Essay Exhibits

Eight Vermont artists interpret sections of my essay, “Beneath a Sky of Gunmetal Gray,” from Made Holy. The art exhibit will be on display at libraries throughout Vermont for a year.


Let’s do an event together!