Monday, October 17, 2011

Saturday workshop with Scott Owens

It was lively here this weekend. Our guest instructor, Scott Owens, highly published poet, teacher, speaker, and editor of Wild Goose Poetry Review, arrived on Friday afternoon for his reading at Writers Night Out, held in Hiawassee, GA at Mountain Perk. We made him comfortable in our guest room overnight, and Scott was up at 5:00 a.m. quietly enjoying his self-made breakfast.

I warned him I am not an early riser, and he would have to fend for himself with cereal, fruit and juice, if he wanted breakfast before 8:00 a.m..

The enthusiastic poets and writers who had registered for his three hour workshop arrived with questions and were eager to hear Scott speak. One of them told me she felt this was one of the best workshops she had taken. Although she has been writing for many years, she picked up constructive tips on writing poetry and essays.

I was unable to go to Writers Night Out, and I missed the NCWN West picnic this year where Scott was the guest speaker, but I'm sure our local area writers enjoyed the priviledge of meeting him and learning from him.

Writers Circle became somewhat of a writing retreat for Scott as he had the place to himself for one day and one evening. All I asked of him was to feed Tiger, the resident cat.

Tiger, resident cat


tipper said...

Sounds like it all went perfect! Love the pictures too.

JLC said...

Once again I was left mentally salivating. sound wonderful. Think of me thinking of you all.

Glenda Beall said...

Yes, it was a nice day at Writers Circle. Everyone seemed to enjoy the workshop.
We have one more Saturday workshop this year. Maureen Ryan Griffin will teach on Sat. October 29.
Joan, I wish you could come down but I know it is a very long way.
Tipper, thanks for your comment.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Your workshops sound fabulous Glenda. Who wouldn't mind feeding the cat.

I dropped by to say thank you for all of your help in getting me on the way to blogging. It was in October three years ago this month that you held a class, teaching us the fine points of blogging, when we hit the "publish" button. Thank you for all of your help and encouragement. Without you I would not have a blog.

Glenda C. Beall said...

What a nice thing to say, Sam. I am glad I could help some of our members with starting a blog. You have been the most successful of us all and I'm sure you would have done this even without my help. Thank you for visiting my sites and for leaving comments.
Come to one of our Writers Circle workshops when you can. I'd love to see you.