- To celebrate the 100 tart-mark, I have envisioned a new version of my writing workshop for this summer.
- Over the last two years, now and then, I am here with just one writer. This is never a cause for canceling; it's a cause for celebrating as it embodies one of my creeds: I make a tart no matter what and you write no matter what. It's also an opportunity to get to know a writer better and work in an in-depth manner. To open the doc and get in there with the writer. I love this, writers always seem to benefit, and it gave me an idea: Five Nights, Five Tarts, Summer Intensive: One Project, Five Nights to SUBMIT.
- For this summer session, each writer decides on one project to focus on: the poem you've been working on, the essay, the treatment for your movie, the blog, pilot or book. Whatever you like. It's your story and you're sticking to it!
- I will not make a tart during the session, I will make the tart before we start. The tart will already be oven-ready at 7. (I've chosen the tarts from my favorite recipes as I near 104 tarts! See below.) During the first two hours, instead of baking, I will meet one-on-one with writers for half-hour slots. Every week, we will clarify the vision. Each week, writers will make significant advances on their project.
- At 9, writers may read their work. Or not. We will all eat and enjoy a warm tart.
- Week by week, tart by tart, you will focus on one project. Our goal: by the end of July, you will finish your poem, your story, essay, book or movie treatment. You will feel ready and excited to SUBMIT it.
- Five Nights, Five Tarts: Summer Intensive will convene on the last Wednesday in June (June 24) and the last Monday in June (June 29). Five Nights, Five Tarts will meet on three Mondays of July (July 6, July 13 & July 27).
- Enrollment limited. Fee is $250.
- For more general information about the workshop, please see the Five Nights, Five Tarts page on this site. Or, feel free to contact me.
- Here are the tarts I will make, although in no particular order: Pecan Tart, Meyer Lemon Tart, Chocolate Cake (okay, it's not a tart but it's so good!) Pear Tart Tartin and Peach Slab Tart.
- Write on! Join us!
Writers write any which way.
Some write word by word,
Some write bird by bird --
And some write a tart at a time.