Renowned Author Leads Workshop: Conjuring a Sense of Place

May 5, 2005

Ama Rogan
Phone: 504-247-1425

Have you ever been somewhere that powerfully moved you, yet left you without the words to describe it? Writers of all stripes are invited to an afternoon workshop titled "Conjuring A Sense of Place: A Creative Writing Workshop" which will be led by Sheryl St. Germain, artist-in-residence at A Studio in the Woods.

The purpose of the workshop is to explore the use of poetry and creative writing to capture that elusive quality that defines a special space. St. Germain, a New Orleans native, is a widely published author of poetry, essays and creative non-fiction and has won numerous prestigious awards such as two NEA Fellowships, an NEH Fellowship, the Dobie-Paisano Fellowship and the William Faulkner award for a personal essay.

She is associate professor of English at Iowa State University, where she teaches both poetry and creative non-fiction writing. A Studio in the Woods, located in Lower Coast Algiers, is a program of Tulane University dedicated to preserving the bottomland hardwood forest and providing within it a peaceful retreat where visual, literary and performing artists can work uninterrupted.

The only live-in artists' retreat of its kind in the Deep South, A Studio in the Woods fosters both environmental preservation and the creative work of artists of all ages. The workshop will take place Saturday, May 21, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. on-site at A Studio in the Woods 13401 River Road, Algiers. The cost is $45 for members of A Studio in the Woods and $50 for non-members, or people can become members with workshop registration for $75.

The workshop will be limited to 10 participants. Interested writers should make their checks payable to "Friends of A Studio in the Woods" and mail it to: A Studio in the Woods, 13401 River Road New Orleans, LA 70131. The registration form is available at Deadline for registration is May 18. For more information, contact or call (504) 392-5359.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000