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Creative Writing Retreat to be offered in Lewisburg


Writers of all levels with interest in any genre of writing are invited to register for Sustenance from Constraint: a writing retreat in Lewisburg, WV Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10. The three-day intensive will take place at Lee Street Listening Room located in Lee Street Studios Centre for the Arts (232 N. Lee Street, Lewisburg).

Participants will enjoy a spacious weekend to write without interruption while challenging themselves to explore what can be born from constraint: both the constraint we experience in our lives-the tight spots that restrict flow-but also the constraint created through close attention to craft.

New Hampshire-based writer Leaf Seligman will lead the workshop alongside local writer Sarah Elkins. Seligman is a professor at Keene State College in Keene, NH who has been writing since childhood, across genres: fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, poetry and plays. She has taught writing since 1985 to college students, community members, people in jails and prisons and served as a writing guide and workshop leader for the last several years. She holds a Master of Arts in English & Writing from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.

“I’m thrilled to be invited to Lewisburg to lead this retreat,” Seligman says. “For some time, I have been wrestling with a question. Can we expand creatively in all the areas