Writer's Retreat

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Photo Credit: STEELHOP via Compfight cc

In less than an hour, I will be boarding a VIA Rail train that will take me from Toronto to Vancouver, which will be my home base for the next three months as I return to The Little Prince with Monster Theatre. I will be spending 3 to 4 days without an internet connection. I plan to take full advantage of this time to complete a first draft of what will be a new show to premiere this summer on the Fringe Festival circuit. And for the first time in a long time, I am incredibly excited at the possibilities before me.

If you had asked me a month ago, I would have been a bundle of nerves at creating something new. It took me about 3 years to develop a working production of Roller Derby Saved My Soul and I felt daunted by the 6 months from winning the various Fringe lotteries to stage time before me. But that was before my writing workshops. I've written more this past January than I did in the entirety of 2015. And the pieces of a story are actually coming together!

You guys, I think I can actually do this.

Wish me luck!

For those of you interested in the workshop I've been taking, please see the details below and contact Claudia for more information.

This just in! The FEBRUARY session for the ORGANIC WRITING PROCESS will take place in MONTREAL this month on SATURDAYS from 9am-3pm FEB 6, 13, 20 & MARCH 6 (Note: No class on Feb 27 due to NYC writing/play excursion) -- with the exception of January writing students who have been emailed directly -- the fee for this session is $325 or $250 for students traveling from Ottawa or Toronto and/or students studying in the LS & CO session in Montreal. If you wish to participate, please send in your $150 deposits or full payments ASAP to actottawa@gmail.com - final deposit deadline is Feb 1st. First day assignments will be sent out upon receipt of your deposit!