Each workshop consists of a few writing exercises from many different disciplines including writing prompts from the works of well-known authors, the use of small objects or pictures from magazines as inspiration, and such poetry forms as free verse and American Tanka.
Each writer is encouraged to find and nurture the writer’s own unique voice using the writing exercises. The workshop facilitator is trained in the renowned Amherst Writers and Artists method and has been described as “wonderful” and a “capable and inspiring” leader for writing groups.
Writers Spring Forth was founded in summer 2007 by trained writing facilitator and writing coach Phyllis St. George, a Springfield Massachusetts writer and resident.
The first writing group comprised several women from the greater Springfield area who met weekly to explore new ways of writing, connect and network with other writers, and share their own works in a supportive encouraging environment. This writing group produced an anthology of the groups’ writing exercises, titled Spring Forth, published in February 2008 supported in part with a grant from the Springfield Cultural Council.
Phyllis St. George is the founder of Writers Spring Forth and is trained in the Amherst Writers and Artists method of workshop leadership. The logo of Writers Spring Forth reflects her philosophy that writing should flow like water and writers should have the courage to spring forth into their destiny as writers. Phyllis is busy leading writing groups and enjoys coaching new and experienced writers.
If you are:
• a novice writer
• an experienced writer
• a published writer
• have always wanted to learn how to writer
• want to stretch your current writing skills
• want to have fun writing
…then Writers Spring Forth is just for you.
Workshops are held on the first Saturday of every month from 12-3pm at 494 Appleton Street in Holyoke, MA 01040.
Please contact Julia Polansky at 413-420-1820 (Holyoke) or Judy Mazel at 413-439-1209 (Springfield) if you are interested in attending a writing workshop or having a workshop at your organization.