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Writing with Nature and a Sense of Place, with Linda Buckmaster  

August 17-20, 2017
Single Occupancy: $900
Double Occupancy: $645
Prices are per person and include course tuition, lodging, all meals (sample menu), and boat transportation to the Light Station from our mainland base. An additional 9% Maine state lodging tax will be charged on the meals and lodging portion of the fee.

Sorry, this course is full. If you want to put your name on the wait list for this course, fill out the registration form but do not send a deposit. We will contact you if space becomes available. If you have any questions, send an email to Gigi Lirot, Island Manager (info@whiteheadlightstation.org)  or call Gigi at (207) 200-7957.

Writing with Nature and a Sense of Place, with Linda Buckmaster

There is nothing like an island for writing.  Come to Whitehead Island, located in the Mussel Ridge Channel at the entrance to Penobscot Bay, to explore, write, and relax at a classic Maine island light station.

Writing about a place includes any of the elements that make a specific place what it is. It can include the layers of history, nature, human culture, and the built environment across time. A sense of place can help us ground our writing on any topic. At the Light Station, participants will practice this aspect of the craft while writing in plein air along the rocky shoreline, woods, and fields on the island and in cozy spots in the Lightkeeper's House.

This course is open to writers and aspiring writers at any level. Participants will engage in writing exercises and prompts to practice the writer's toolkit of image, voice, language, structure, and more. This will be a safe, supportive environment that recognizes there is no such thing as a mistake in writing, just the next draft.

Optional individual manuscript consultations with Linda are available for additional fee.

Linda BuckmasterInstructor Profile:  Linda Buckminster

Linda Buckmaster has taught this popular course in multiple community venues in Maine. She has over thirty publications in regional and national journals and three poetry chapbooks. One of her pieces was named a Notable Essay in "Best American Essays 2013." Former Belfast, Maine Poet Laureate, she has taught in the University of Maine system for twenty years. She holds an MFA from the Stonecoast writing program at the University of Southern Maine and an MA in Communication from the University of Maine. She was awarded writing residencies in Newfoundland, Oregon, Vermont, Portugal, Florida, and on Kezar Lake in Maine.

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