Beyond the Ship's Log: Writing Workshop OCT 22

  • Sun, Oct 22, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Strawbery Banke Museum

    14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801

Ticket Price $145.00 This event is now over

Chronicling a sea voyage has always been part of what happens on board a boat and these written narratives are the basis for much of our understanding of maritime related history.

Modern day adventurers and sailors continue this tradition with personal journals, blogs, essays or the dream of writing a book of one's own about adventures on the water. For many the question is how to go about it in a way that captures the spirit, not just the day-to-day details, of a voyage.

This workshop will equip each participant with tips and techniques for writing about your impressions and thoughts along the way and a framework for transforming those notes into a lasting memoir of your adventure. Participants will use either personal past experiences or, weather permitting, a 90-minute trip aboard the gundalow Piscataqua as the basis for the workshop exercises.

Cost: $130 (SBM members); $145 (SBM non-members). Lunch will be provided.

Location: Strawbery Banke Museum Stoodleys Tavern meeting room and aboard the gundalow PISCATAQUA (weather permitting)

Instructor: Sarah Anderson, poet, freelance writer, educator and owner of The Word Barn in Exeter, NH.

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Date & Time

Sun, Oct 22, 2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue Details

Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801

Strawbery Banke Museum
Strawbery Banke Museum
Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history in the same waterfront neighborhood to life. The Museum is a place for children, adults, multigenerational families, and groups to gather to explore eight heritage gardens, 32 historic buildings, and traditional crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, the stories told by costumed role-players and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery. The Museum's restored buildings and open space invite visitors to immerse themselves in the past, using objects from the museum's collection of 30,000 artifacts, and the histories of the families who lived and worked in the Puddle Dock neighborhood to engage, educate, and entertain.