Writing the Pleasures at Muse House begins April 3

Still time to join us for:
Delight! Writing Down the Pleasures, Wednesdays 2-3:30 pm. April 3- 10- 17-24; May 1-8-15-22, 2013. Call 267-331-9552 or emailmusehouse-center.org
 Let’s celebrate the small joys in life!
 This workshop aims to sharpen writing practice by framing  life experiences into 250-400 word essays in your unique voice and style.  The class is inspired by English playwright, critic and author J.P. Priestley, who savored the pleasures of “gin and potato crisps,” of playing with grandchildren, of being recognized!
Each session led by arts critic, essayist and poet Lesley Valdes will include a Priestley reading for inspiration, a prompt to get us going, the sharing of assignments. By workshop’s end, you will have learned the uses of anecdote and imagery. The pleasure of discovery that writing practice unveils.  You’ll have vivid essays of your own.
Muse House Center for Literary Arts, 7924 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118 267-331-9552 or Lesley Valdes at valdeswrites@gmail.com

Writing the Pleasures 3/28 at Fuomo Branch/Free Library

Thursday, March 28, 6 pm to 7:30, the Fuomo Branch of the Free Library is hosting an introduction to my Writing the Pleasures workshop in the very short essay. All welcome, but please call ahead to register.  This is a free introduction to a series that runs in my home studio.

I’m also leading a second go-round of Writing the Pleasures at Muse House in Chestnut Hill, beginning next Wednesday afternooon (April 3, 2 to 3:30 pm).  Of which more next posting.

Hope to see you one venue or another or to chat about workshops or private coaching. Writing practice is infectious. Writing: the healthy addiction!  Email valdeswrites@gmail.com for more information.

Fuomo event: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/calbydate.cfm?loc=FFB&ID=37892