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Writing Our Lives in the Park

May 5, 2016

We’re taking it to the woods, familia.
When? June 4th, 2016, 11am-3pm
Where? Inwood Hill Park, 207th Street and Seaman Avenue (on Manhattan Island)
Price? $30
If you know me, you know that I love to hike in Inwood Hill Park in upper Manhattan. What you might not know is that I also LOVE to write in the park. I’ve done numerous DIY (Do It Yourself) residencies in the park where I sit and write for hours, using the greenery, wildlife and river as inspiration. I’ve done some of my best work in that park, including essays that were later published. I’d love to share the magic of the park with you. Let’s do this!
This is a multi-genre workshop. We’ll be doing some hiking and lots of prompt driven writing. And, yes, we’ll be sharing so leave your shy card at home! Let’s take in the park and see if the wood nymphs inject some love into our pens, shall we?
What you’ll need:
– A journal and a pen
– Sneakers with traction – we’re hiking and may get off the paths a bit so be prepared!
– Long pants – because of mosquitoes and poison ivy
– Mosquito repellent – it’s June in NYC
– A snack – there are tons of restaurants and delis in the area so no worries.
Afterwards, we’ll get some fruit and sandwiches (and maybe some spirits for the wine lovers like me), and have a picnic on the grass (so bring a sheet if you’re staying).
How to register? Send me an email to Vanessa_Martir@yahoo.com with “Writing Our Lives in the Park” in the Subject Line. There’s a nonrefundable $10 registration fee (which reserves your spot) that can be paid via PayPal or Chase QuickPay. Your remaining $20 balance is due when you arrive to the park.
See you soon! ❤

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