Student & Guest Speaker: Ted Leonhardt
"What did I learn? Well, I gained confidence in my writing from the exercises and the shared experience. I gained a new understanding of the importance of rhythm in my writing. I found that the change of pace from one exercise to another kept me not just engaged, but truly on the edge of my seat throughout the sessions.
Yes, my colleagues were all professional writers. Yes, they all had training and experience I hadn’t had. But I found them just as concerned that their work wouldn’t measure up as I. I watched as they threw themselves wholly into the exercises. I loved seeing how differently they approached the work and in their results. I learned as much from interacting and observing as I did from the exercises themselves."
On the southern tip of Apponagansett Bay, our nine bedroom house at Nonquit is quintessential New England. It's pristine, quirky, and secluded -- built in 1873. It's an ideal spot for a writing workshop. It's right on the water, and about a five minute drive to the village of Padanaram and its shops, restaurants, and cafes. The house is four hours from New York City, ninety minutes from Boston, fifty minutes from Providence, and about 40 minutes to Cape Cod. A classic New England cottage in the land of Louisa May Alcott, Dickinson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Melville.
"I like good strong words that mean something," wrote the American writer Alcott, who owned a summer home in Nonquitt.
By car, the Nonquitt House is four-and-a-half hours from New York City, ninety minutes from Boston, and about fifty minutes from Providence. Flying into Providence will ease the travel burden by a great deal. Note: the Providence airport is a few miles outside of Providence.
Directions to Nonquitt, South Dartmouth, MA
Driving from Providence, RI (T.F. Green Airport.