King’s Books to host writing workshop

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On Saturday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m., King’s Books (218 St. Helens, Tacoma) will host a workshop called “Putting Pen to Page: Writing No Matter What.” The workshop is run by Jennifer Wilhoit, PhD, author of “Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew” and Brenda Fantroy-Johnson, author of “Imagine Me.”

The workshop is for anybody who wants or needs to write but never seems to get anything on the page. Come learn some writing tips, simple practices, suggestions, brainstorming for your unique project, as well as hands-on experience seeing how to get words to accumulate on the page. Students will leave the workshop with practical tools for navigating the writing project and the writing process. The workshop runs 1-2:45 p.m. and costs $30. Advance registration required. To register, e-mail Wilhoit at tealarborstories@gmail.com.

After the workshop, from 3-4 p.m., there will be a free book reading and discussion by the facilitators Wilhoit and Fantroy-Johnson.

“Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew” offers a way through some of the challenges we face when we write, including difficulties in daily life that impede our progress. Filled with writing and nature-based practices, this book uses rich language to inspire anyone compelled to write or live more fully in connection with self and nature. “Writing on the Landscape” is a practical, lyrical book aimed at helping blocked writers to become unstuck. Wilhoit is a spiritual ecologist and the founder of TEALarbor stories. This is her third published book.

“Imagine Me” is a riveting story of a young black girl’s journey growing up in the early ‘60s. The setting is Detroit, where dreams are formed from life experiences within a city ghetto. A coming-of- age story set during the height of the civil rights movement, this was a time of music, baseball, and fishing on the Detroit River, a time of developing and discovering identity. Fantroy-Johnson is a computer security manager, and is busy at work on her second book, a novel.

For information, visit www.kingsbookstore.com/event/wilhoitfantroy.

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