Saturday's workshop was tremendously helpful, bound together by enthusiastic writers and excellent guidance from you. We all went home with work to be done, but that's the whole purpose.

Don Graves, Colorado, Mount Vernon Writing Seminar, 2018

Featured Mount Vernon Workshop
THE ART OF REVISION
Diving into the Draft

Some of us love creating messy first drafts. Some of us hate facing that blank page. Virtually all of us need help editing our own writing. Mark your calendar for the next Sunday Brunch Writing Seminar, The Art of Revision, April 28, 2019, 8:30 to 4:00. We’ll listen to what a few successful writers have to say about revising, and look at a few of their techniques. We’ll dive into our own works-in-progress (fiction, memoir or essay), looking at the literary overview and isolating the key literary elements. We’ll discuss what’s working well. We’ll discuss what could be working better. We’ll develop some check-lists and develop a few of our own techniques.

Registration fee: $105 (on or before April 12, 2019). Late registration fee (after April 12): $120.00. Space is limited, so please register early. Seminar includes morning and afternoon beverages, Mount Vernon Canyon Club’s delicious Sunday Brunch Buffet, and did I mention complimentary bloody mary’s and mimosas?

 

Page Lambert designs and teaches graduate writing courses for the University of Denver's Master's Program in Professional Creative Writing.

"Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be."
— Mark Twain

 

Writing Workshops

Page has been teaching writing workshops for 22 years, in over 200 venues in the U.S. and British Columbia. She often teaches across genre because, whether she's talking about narrative nonfiction, memoir, or fiction, she believes that all good writing starts at the emotional root of the human experience. The content of her workshops can be customized to fit most audiences, but here are a few of her favorite topics (some based on articles she has written for The Writer Magazine, Sojourns, Huff Post, The Roundup, Terralingua, etc.)

Topics
  • The Yearning Factor
  • Secrets: Discovering Your Characters Desires
  • Thematic Writing: In Memoir and Fiction
  • How to Keep the Creative Fires Burning
  • Back Story Taking Over the Front Story
  • Give Your Story a Fresh Perspective
  • Exploring Motivation & Point-of-View
  • The Art of the Personal Essay
  • The Business of Writing
  • Memoir Mansion: Truth Dwells in Every Room
Keynote Speaking

Page's speaking style is intimate, an up-close emotional experience with the audience. Whether speaking about the 12-month trip around the world she took as a teenager, rearing her son and daughter on a small ranch in Wyoming, how her father gave birth to the financial planning industry, the month she spent alone in a remote mountain cabin, or floating down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, she will invite you inside both her joy and sorrow. Here are a few of her favorite speaking topics:

Topics
  • Writing to Save the Places We Love
  • The Land and the Eco-system of the Heart
  • The Seductive Nature of Nature
  • Creativity and Retreating from the World
  • The Courageous Art of Being Human
  • Living a Passionate Life
  • The Roots of Leadership
  • The Tipping Points that Inform Our Lives
  • How Creativity Shapes Our Collective Destiny
  • Symbolism and Synchronicity
Past Presentations, Keynotes and workshops include:

Fishtrap: Writing & the West, Wallowa, OR; Women Writing the West, Golden, CO; Platinum Expression, Carbondale, CO; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Stories On Stage, Denver, CO (work performed); A Room of Her Own Foundation, Ghost Ranch, NM; Women Writing the West, Albuquerque, NM; Denver Woman's Press Club, Denver, CO; American Indian Higher Education Consortium, San Diego, CA; Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO; Risk Taking, Fire within Dangerous Minds Conference, Regis University, Denver, Colorado; Feminist Luncheons, Denver, CO; Women & the Environment, Santa Fe, NM; River Writing, Aspen Summer Words, Aspen, CO; Writing from the Imaginative Storm, Taos Writing Salon, NM; Walking Words, Telluride, CO; Writing along the Rim 3-day retreat, Grand Canyon, AZ; Women Writing West, CU Denver; Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Colorado Springs, CO; Writing from the River's Edge, Green River, UT; Quivira Coalition, Albuquerque, NM; Fall Equinox Writing Retreat, Mt. Vernon, CO; Writing the West Conference, Western State College, Gunnison, CO; Women's Studies Program, UW Faculty Club, Seattle, WA; Ozark Creative Writers Conference, Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Governor's Arts Award Banquet, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Adventure Writing Symposium, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Western Writers of America, WY; Rocky Mountain Book Festival, Denver, Colorado; Writer's in the Sky, Telluride, Colorado; Smithers Arts Council, Smithers, British Columbia; Northwest Book Fest Seattle, Washington; Mountains and Plains Booksellers Conference, Denver, Colorado; Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota; Northern Arizona University, Museum of Northern Arizona, the Arboretum, Flagstaff, Arizona; the Phoenix Women's Expo, Phoenix, Arizona; The Reader's Festival, South Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado.