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Good Stories: The Deep Red Heart of Life

March 12, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Writing Workshop and lunch with Esther Cohen – (Reservations required by March 10)
Good stories are the living breathing unpredictable deep red heart of life. This workshop is for story lovers and story makers who want to make their own stories better. How the world began, all that we know and don’t know, whatever we feel and see and hear– we will look at every part of our lives as rich material for stories, good stories. Our class will be an experiential one: we will tell stories, hear them, read them, and write them, using a wide range of sources, from Naguib Mahfouz to The Moth.

EstherCohenWebEsther Cohen’s writing spans genres. She is the author of Don’t Mind Me: And Other Jewish Lies with illustrations by Roz Chast; the novels No Charge for Looking and Book Doctor; and two volumes of poetry, God Is a Tree and prayerbook. In 2000 she began Unseen America, an ongoing project in which homecare workers, migrants, nannies, and others among the working class tell their life stories through the photographs they take in their daily lives. She will read from her new collection of poems, I’m Getting Older. She is.

Lunch at Eastover is included in ticket price. Reservations required by March 10

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March 12, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Berkshire Festival of Women Writers


Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
30 East Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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