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Writing From Your Life

Evoking the Senses

October 10, 2014 – October 12, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Lynne Kaufman
Member Tuition:
SM14-5502-726Lynne Kaufman,

This workshop has been cancelled.

“To see a world in a grain of sand
A Heaven in a wild flower
To hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour” 
—William Blake


The surest way to find authenticity and originality in your writing is to write about what you know: the events, people, and emotions that you have experienced. This workshop, led by renowned writer Lynne Kaufman, helps us capture these significant moments and insights and transform them into compelling and universal narratives, whether in fiction or non-fiction.

Each workshop session begins with a sensory awareness exercise to evoke a memory of an event from our lives, which we then write about in detail. We focus on dramatic structure, character, description, and dialogue, then share our writing to encourage constructive critique in order to foster growth.

This workshop is for writers of all levels who wish to develop more sensory excitement, power, and depth in their storytelling.


4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty

Lynne Kaufman

Lynne Kaufman is an award-winning playwright who has had 13 plays premiered in theaters in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. She has published dozens of short stories in national magazines and is the author of two novels, Slow Hands and Wild Women's Weekend. She also is the director of travel/study for the University of California Berkeley Extension.