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Local Writing Workshop

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by Kevin T. McEneaney
Wed Apr 11th, 2018

Having taught AP students from Millbrook, Webutuck, and Dover for nearly twenty years, Steven Lewis  has deep roots in the Millbrook and eastern Dutchess communities. He is a former longtime Mentor at SUNY-Empire State College, current member of the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute faculty, and longtime freelancer.

His work has been published widely, from the notable to the beyond obscure, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, LA Times, Ploughshares, and many other publications. Lewis is a Contributing Writer at “Talking Writing and Literary Ombudsman for 650: Where Writers Read.” His books include Zen and the Art of Fatherhood, Fear and Loathing of Boca Raton, a novel, Take This, a new chapbook of poems, If I Die Before You Wake, and currently a generational sequel to Take This titled Loving Violet.

Gene Fowler famously wrote, "Writing is easy:  All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead." This two and half hour workshop will be about writing without bloodshed-and without alcohol. It's about breaking through writer's block. It's about the virtues, the challenges, and the exhilaration of letting the story tell itself. And then-and only then-about the relatively minor scrapes and bruises (and sleeplessness) that come along with editing. Bring pen, paper, or laptop ... and discover how to unblock the story you've been longing to tell.

The writing workshop will run at the Merritt Bookstore on Saturday, April 21, 1:00-3:30 pm.  The reasonable fee for the writing workshop is $30, which includes both workshop and a copy of Steven’s book. For more information call 845-677-5857. Space fills up quickly so please RSVP to reserve your spot!