Thursday, September 8, 2011

SWELL STUFF: what do YOU collect?

a FREE Writing Workshop
led by Irene (Zee) Zahava

Sunday, September 18, 2011      
2 - 4 p.m.

Tompkins County Public Library
101 E. Green Street, Ithaca, New York
(Thaler/Howell Room, inside Youth Services Department)

Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Please contact Zee directly to sign up, or to ask any questions: 

Most of us collect something, don’t we? What do YOU collect? 

Whether it's 4 fountain pens, 13 pairs of tap shoes, 99 plastic wind-up toys or 200 matchbooks, this workshop will give you the opportunity to display a small sample of your SWELL STUFF, and to write about it. 

What to bring: a FEW items from your collection (be selective!), a notebook and pen. Come on time so you’ll have a chance to look at everyone else’s Swell Stuff, and they'll get to see what you've brought, before we begin writing.

What not to bring: your entire collection of 40,000 bottle caps (for example). If you collect many different kinds of things, just choose one area to focus on for this day.

This workshop is designed to give people an opportunity to write together and share their words with one another. Children (9 and older), teens, adults are ALL WELCOME!

And in case you don't think you're a collector, consider this quote from the people at the Abita Mystery House ("Louisiana's Most Eccentric Attraction" — a family-owned museum):
"If you have 3 or more it's a collection. A museum has over 3 collections."

Feel free to share this information with others who may be interested.