Most of us have taken workshops face-to-face, and we enjoy the connection with fellow writers in the same room, working together. That's been the spirit of the Attic workshops ever since the very first Attic workshop -- in an actual attic on Hawthorne Boulevard -- 21 years ago.
Let's agree, for a writers' studio like the Attic, the coronavirus pandemic has become the mother of invention. Or reinvention.
Above all, we want everyone to please stay safe and stay home in order to protect those of us who are most vulnerable to the virus. Already, we're seeing some positive news about "flattening the curve" in Oregon, although projections I've read in the news suggest that the peak of the pandemic in Oregon is still, at best, weeks away.
With all that, we want to keep the writing train on the track. For last few weeks we've sent you Writing Prompts, and already several dozen responses have been returned to us. We hope to publish them on our website soon.
Now we want to continue to offer you new writing workshops -- and hopefully now is an especially good time for you to write and be with writers. We hope so. You should know that your registrations are what keep the lights on here at the Attic. Thank you for supporting us.
Today, we're announcing that all our Spring workshops have migrated from the coziness of the Attic library to the luxury of your own living room.
You can now register for seven online workshops that will begin next month. Using the Zoom app, workshops will meet once a week (and one workshop in May will be an all-day event). You'll get the opportunity to write new pieces, read pieces by fellow writers, and receive guidance.
The faculty is enthusiastic about this new format, and we're working to create a positive, supportive experience.
Usually, here we say, "Come on up."
For now, we''ll just say, come online.