The Peripatetic Writing Workshop Goes to Florida
The Peripatetic Writing Workshop, Inc., meets January 4th - 11th, 2014 on Anna Maria Island on the Gulf of Mexico. Laid back with a more relaxed atmosphere than most beach venues, the island has long attracted vacationers. It is also the perfect location for a writing workshop.
Early January finds the weather bright and sunny and without "snow birds" who descend on Florida later in the month. In early January one can walk almost-deserted, white sand beaches, watch the funny brown pelicans diving for fish, while spending time alone to work out writing concerns.
Founded in 1991 as a summer writing intensive on Shelter Island, NY, the non-profit Peripatetic moved to Woodstock in 1994, then to Achill Island, Ireland, and after 3 years in Antigua, Guatemala to Siracusa, Sicily, once the largest city in the Mediterranean. This will be its second year in Florida.
"Before the workshop, I felt intimidated, not knowing anyone, but I gained valuable input from everyone and from Martha and Maureen. The camaraderie made the workshop exciting. I have never laughed so much with strangers who are now my writing friends." Joan Scott, 2011
"This has been a wonderful opportunity to share ideas, thoughts and growing pains with other writers, some of whom are quite advanced in their craft but still learning. Martha and Maureen are just the mentors you'd want: wise, witty and gentle. A great week!" Nora G. Licht, 2013