The Flowers Workshop
August 15 @ 10:00 am – August 20 @ 4:00 pm
The Flowers Workshop, being offered in partnership with Studio Friend and The Art of Everyone, is a one-week writing and book arts retreat, facilitated by Amy Robinson in August 2022. The coursework will draw inspiration from multiple disciplines and genres, from painting to indigenous beadwork to poetry, but the primary mode of writing will be creative nonfiction.
The theme will be healing and regrowth, as we reckon creatively with the personal and collective traumas of the pandemic, with an eye toward remaking ourselves and our world for a more sustainable future.
Deep attention to landscape and the natural world, with as much time as possible to be spent outdoors, will nurture our work together and give us raw materials (sometimes literally) with which to create.
Over the course of the week, we will write and share our writing, plus make seeded paper, create hand-bound editions of our work, and plant our listening notes from our workshop into the Earth as a symbol of faith in what one another’s words can become.
About Amy Robinson
Amy has taught poetry in Bangladesh, memoir writing to survivors of Katrina in New Orleans, and dozens of writing classes to people of all ages in Atlanta, where she grew up and where she now lives with her husband and two young daughters. Along with running Studio Friend, her teaching and coaching outfit, Amy runs a small press called 421 Atlanta that publishes short books of prose and poetry. Her own poems have appeared in numerous publications and were collected in two chapbooks with the words Adults Lessons in the title, and her fiction and essays (which are often about food) have appeared in Tin House, Saveur, Necessary Fiction, Pank, Alimentum, Fanzine, and Gay Magazine.
There are three registration levels for this week-long workshop, Commuter, Commuter-Plus, and All-Inclusive. Registration fees are determined on a sliding scale. For complete program details and registration information, click here.