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I was browsing through my newest issue of Image (Fall 2009, Issue 63) and discovered an ad for our favorite workshop.

Here are the faculty so we can all start saving our pennies:

Poetry:

B.H. Fairchild

Marilyn Nelson

Spiritual Writing:

Lauren Winner

Fiction:

Melissa Pritchard

Playwriting:

Bradford Winters

Life Drawing:

Barry Moser

Portrait Painting:

Joel Sheesley

Collage:

Mary McCleary

Film Seminar:

Jeffrey Overstreet

Songwriting:

Over the Rhine

With "additional seminar faculty to be named soon"

Would the esteemed Mr. Overstreet care to tell us more about his seminar. :)

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Whoa. So... I guess the truth is out there.

The summary will be posted soon. I've been biting my tongue, and will continue to do so as the Image staff prepares the materials.

I certainly do hope to see some of you there!

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Yes, but who is the faculty for handbells? Kevin McChesney? Cathy Moklebust? The late Betty Garee?

(Also, y'know, location, date, cost? I imagine at least some of that info is out there.)

Dale

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Scooped! And on our own forum, too! ;)

The date is August 1-7, 2010. Information including registration prices and course descriptions will be up at http://glenworkshop.org very soon.

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I just signed up for the "Spiritual Writing" workshop and am really looking forward to it, after missing out last year because the course was full before I could sign up. Who else is going from artsandfaith?

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Looking forward to seeing you there. We've also got a Facebook fan page for the Glen if you'd like to join that!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=2250662029#/pages/The-Glen-Workshop/126400611391?ref=ts

I just signed up for the "Spiritual Writing" workshop and am really looking forward to it, after missing out last year because the course was full before I could sign up. Who else is going from artsandfaith?

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Registration for the 2010 Glen Workshop -- August 1-7 -- is now officially open to the public:

Intro to the Glen Workshop

http://imagejournal....e-glen-workshop

The 2010 Glen Workshop

http://imagejournal....-workshop-2010/

It's hard to believe but 84 people have already registered -- so please consider registering soon to ensure that you get a place in your workshop of choice.

Let us know if you have any questions.

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I'm told that my seminar on contemplative cinema is half full (we're hoping to have around 20). That's fantastic, considering that the promotional brochures for the Glen Workshop haven't even been mailed out yet. So, wow... we're moving right along.

I want to invite A&F folks very specifically. I don't intend to spend the week lecturing. I intend to introduce people to rich, complex, challenging movies, and then do what I can - set up the kindling, so to speak - so that we can stir up some exciting conversations afterward. The goal of the seminar is to encourage people to explore movies off the typical track of narrative filmmaking, to the kinds of personal and provocative art coming from "the margins." We'll think through films that "mean" in different ways, and then to explore new territory in post-viewing conversations and interpretations of films. I can't think of any voices here that would not contribute in a significant way to that experience.

And while I cannot be specific, I can say that there are plans to give those conversations a life beyond the classroom. So I'd be thrilled to have a good representation from A&F at the table.

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Er...this is where I tell Overstreet that I signed up for his seminar. We can thumb wrestle about "Up in the Air" and "Slumdog Millionaire".

j/k about the thumb wrestling.

Stephen: Totally awesome you got into the "Spiritual Writing" class. Lauren is an awesome teacher!

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So I've got a question. For a few years now, i've had a lingering desire to try my hand at really writing something. I've got no illusions about my talent (have no idea if I can really write something longer than an essay, or sustain a story for a full length feature) or my discipline (assuming I had some talent, could I carve out time to compose anything). But there's this little, well, my wife calls it langurino which means something like "a particular hunger for a tasty treat", not quite a craving, but not something insatiable; anyway, there's a compelling desiring to work at putting a story on page, and seeing it to fruition.

I don't really like sharing this, because it sounds like such a pretentious pipe dream. But well, anyway...I've cooked up a little story that I think has some good potential to be a really interesting screenplay, and I read that the Glen is having a screenwriting/playwriting workshop. Which brings me to my question: Is this something, the workshop, the whole week, a place wherein I could get some more insight in figuring out if I've got anything to work with? That is, I read that the workshop is open for beginners, and I want to know, is it really? If I expect to get some honest, contemplative critique in an environment that is both Christ-centered and challenging, is that a realistic expectation?

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Is this something, the workshop, the whole week, a place wherein I could get some more insight in figuring out if I've got anything to work with? That is, I read that the workshop is open for beginners, and I want to know, is it really? If I expect to get some honest, contemplative critique in an environment that is both Christ-centered and challenging, is that a realistic expectation?

Buckeye,

In a nutshell: Absolutely. Every year we have a great number of beginning as well as advanced writers/artists, and the Glen faculty is well-versed in guiding students with a mixture of experiences through workshops. We always ask our participants post-Glen to evaluate their experience, and the prevailing attitude year after year is that the Glen is a place of encouragement and compassion but also honest criticism, intellectual and spiritual stimulation, and creative challenges.

You might think I have to say this because I'm staff. ;) Well, don't just take my word for it - some of the posters here are Glen regulars. Also, a few quotes from participants can be found here. We'd love to have you!

ETA: I can see it now: mini A&F-con at the Glen!

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...That is, I read that the workshop is open for beginners, and I want to know, is it really? If I expect to get some honest, contemplative critique in an environment that is both Christ-centered and challenging, is that a realistic expectation?

Indeed, I'm definitely a beginning writer and I found my workshop with Lauren to be very useful. If it helps at all, nearly everyone in my workshop (including published writers!) was nervous to have their piece workshopped.

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Thanks for the input, folks! I've signed up and am looking forward to meeting some A&Fers. Now I guess I have a deadline--always helpful for me!

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Wonderful! If you haven't yet, check out the Good Letters posts of Bradford Winters, who will be teaching the Playwriting class.

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Fantastic! Looking forward to seeing you there, Buckeye. This could be the biggest gathering of A&Fers yet.

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Thanks! I'll have to bring along my Overstreet books for some autographing! ;)

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I've decided to join the fun and have signed up for the Glen Workshop. I think the theme of "Creativity at the Margins" will be a very interesting one. I've signed up for Jeffrey's film seminar, so I'm looking forward to some fine films and fine conversation.

And I am looking forward to seeing Santa Fe again, since I have had the pleasue of visiting the city a few times (though I haven't yet made it to St. John's College). I will have to sample some fine green chile and some Santa Fe Pale Ale while I'm there, and maybe sneak off downtown to the Upper Crust Pizza Company.

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I've decided to join the fun and have signed up for the Glen Workshop. I think the theme of "Creativity at the Margins" will be a very interesting one. I've signed up for Jeffrey's film seminar, so I'm looking forward to some fine films and fine conversation.

And I am looking forward to seeing Santa Fe again, since I have had the pleasue of visiting the city a few times (though I haven't yet made it to St. John's College). I will have to sample some fine green chile and some Santa Fe Pale Ale while I'm there, and maybe sneak off downtown to the Upper Crust Pizza Company.

Huzzah! I'm thrilled to see more people from A&F signing up.

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Woo hoo!

How may seats are left at that table, Anna?

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Late reply - there are now five seats left in the film seminar. Play/Screenwriting with Bradford Winters still has several spots open too, as well as our seminar with Rodney Clapp, and Portrait Painting with Joel Sheesley.

Maybe we should get some A&F logo stickers for you all to put on your nametags. ;)

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Quick question--looks like I can fly into ABQ at 1:30ish on 8/1. Anyone else arriving then? Want to share a ride (cab/shuttle/rental car?) Will likely have to catch the red eye out of ABQ on the 8th, so might need to work out some details. Send me a PM if interested.

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Down to 3 weeks to go. Rental cars are insanely expensive. So a question for those who been there before--is one necessary?

Also, anyone up for a A&F lunch/hike/happy hour whatever during the week? I think Thursday is a free 1/2 day.

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Down to 3 weeks to go. Rental cars are insanely expensive. So a question for those who been there before--is one necessary?

Also, anyone up for a A&F lunch/hike/happy hour whatever during the week? I think Thursday is a free 1/2 day.

Rental cars are not necessary. The town of Santa Fe is a 30-minute walk, and not too hot even for PNW people like me. Especially if you walk it in the morning or evening. There are also buses that leave from the college, and other people will have cars.

Thursday is a free FULL day!

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Since Thursday is a free full day, I would be up for a good hike/meal/happy hour or whatever. It could be a nice long one. :)

I also noticed that rental cars in New Mexico are really expensive. Good thing we won't need one for the entire week.

However, I am planning on staying an extra day after the conference to go visit some friends who live a few miles out of town, so I would be interested in renting a car just for one day. Is there place in town near the college where I could rent a car? Or is there a bus that runs from downtown Santa Fe north up toward Santa Cruz or Espanola?

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