These drop-in classes offer an invitation to explore with words on the page, for those who are curious about the writing process as well as those who already have experience with written self-expression. While you are soaking up the inspiration and stimulation of the Ranch, you can use this class to reflect upon your life journey, envision what lies ahead, play with dreams and anecdotes and images, liberate your unique voice. See what happens when you focus on process rather than outcome. Invite the muse to visit, while you are being guided by an experienced and supportive teacher. Best-selling author Elizabeth Rosner will lead participants through some hands-on exercises designed to evoke your personal stories — perhaps those tales you have been longing to share or even some you may have forgotten. Each class will be distinct, so you are welcome to attend one or several.
During this evening discussion, Ranch guests will be able to enjoy a wide-ranging conversation with author Elizabeth Rosner, about her newest novel Electric City. You are encouraged to read the book ahead of your visit to the Ranch, or to purchase a copy at the Mercado so that you can read while you are enjoying your week. Everyone is invited to this discussion, whether or not you attend Elizabeth’s writing workshops (and even if you haven’t yet read the book). This is a rare chance to hear about an author’s writing process, her back-story, the various intersections between autobiography and fiction, and what she has learned about the publishing world along the way.