I’ll be offering workshops and signing books at the 2014 Douglas Anderson Writers’ Festival this weekend.
My workshops are called “Place as Character: Speaking the Haunted Landscape.”
Here’s the workshop description from the festival website:
“When Peter Ackroyd wrote his mammoth book about his native city, he called it London: The Autobiography. Often writers think of place merely in terms of setting, but capturing the personality of place means bringing it to life as a character. Every place is haunted historically and psychologically. Getting in touch with that haunting allows you to know the place intimately, not only to bring it to life in your writing, but as Ackroyd’s title suggests, to allow the place to speak through you.”