Horizontal TabsDescription Behind good writing is a dedicated note-taking process and at the heart of any working writer’s notebook is the art of observation: paying attention to the things that move us, provoke curiosity, interrupt the ordinary, or demand further consideration. Thursday, April 20, 2017 Registration Fee: $85 *K-12 Educators: Earn 3 State of Michigan SCECH clock hours by attending this workshop. This course is now closed. Are you looking for ways to enliven your creative writing process? When used deliberately, a writer’s notebook provides a fertile space for working out ideas, testing approaches, and gathering information. In this practical three-hour workshop, we’ll explore the art of observation, free-writing, and rewriting, in order to strengthen a timeless practice that should feel spontaneous, flexible, and also disciplined. Participants will leave the session with inspiration and ideas for how to make better use of your notebook, and one or two beginnings for new poems. This course is ideal for poets and other creative writers seeking to fortify their existing writing practice, and fresh methods for sparking new work. Faculty Holly Wren Spaulding Instructor of Creative Writing, Interlochen College of Creative Arts Schedule Supplies Students should bring a notebook and pen. A laptop is optional. Students are welcome to bring a sack meal or takeout, given the timing of the class. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.