A Writing Workshop with Lara Tupper
at the Lenox Library,
In this informal writing class, we’ll investigate the notion of “samskaras,” or deeply embedded ideas about ourselves. What are we clinging to that is not serving us and how can we begin to let go? What are the authentic stories we yearn to tell instead? Through writing exercises, we’ll differentiate between the falsehoods that hold us back and the “true” tales we long to express.
Lara Tupper is the author of A Thousand and One Nights (Harcourt), a novel about singers at sea. Her work has appeared in Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak (Harper Perennial), The Believer magazine, fivechapters.com and other literary magazines. A former lounge singer, Lara has crooned in a number of Middle Eastern and Asian cities. She taught writing at Rutgers University for almost a decade and now lives in the Berkshires, where she presents writing workshops at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She still knows the words to many Eagles songs.