The Unworkshop

Slice of Life2

Last Friday I was inspired by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater’s post on The Poem Farm to write a Tanka about my recent experiences at Highlights.

It was my sixth time at the Highlights Foundation and my first unworkshop. I have written about Hightlights before and how much I get out of being there in the company of other writers, but this time was extra special. The four of us first met at a workshop there about a year and a half ago. We’ve stayed in touch and have seen each other occasionally at some SCBWI events. It was wonderful to spend time hearing each other’s stories, offering ideas, soaking up the inspiration.  We were lodged in the Farmhouse, surrounded by memorabilia, the ghosts of writers past, and the magic that is part of this incredible mecca for writers.


Old friends and new meet

Where laughter and hugs abound.

Share stories and spend

Time alone and together,

Inspired by new ideas.

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5 Responses to The Unworkshop

  1. Sounds magical! I would love to go some day… thank you for keeping me hooked on the idea.

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  2. arjeha says:

    Reconnecting with friends, meeting new friends, time to write…perfect.

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  3. Your slice got me to look this place up on my computer. I just may need to check it out sometime.
    So glad you got time and space to write. What a gift!!

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  4. mandyrobek says:

    This sounds like a great experience and I love your images! I did some haiku writing this summer and now you’ve peaked my interest to find out what a Tanka is.

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