SWANVILLE (Sep 24): Author and activist writing teacher Louise Dunlap
will offer "Undoing the Silence," a workshop on writing for social
change, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 27, at Toddy Pond School on Oak
Dunlap will discuss skills for championing the earth, world peace and
social justice. Participants are encouraged to bring notes, drafts
and dreams for letters, columns, blogs, articles or public testimony.
The group will write, give and receive nonjudgmental feedback, and
leave with writing to shape the public dialogue.
Dunlap travels the country helping citizen groups and social
justice-minded scholars make their voices heard in the challenging
debates of the times. She is a longtime advocate for peace and
justice who got her start in the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s.
She has taught at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, the
University of California in Berkeley and Los Angeles, Tufts and the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and done training for labor
and women's activists in South Africa. She also teaches yoga and meditation.
Louise's book, "Undoing the Silence: Six Tools for Social Change
Writing," is a rich resource for all new and experienced writers who
want to shape public attitudes and decisions through letters,
articles, testimony, proposals and other writing.
The fee for the workshop is on a sliding scale from $25 to $75. For
more information or to register, contact Barbara Egan at (207)
342-4778 or firstname.lastname@example.org.