Day 5 at Nimrod Hall Writers’ Workshop

Nimrod Hall Travel Log Day 5 Once upon a time, and for a long time, there was a boys’ camp here. I think that ended somewhere around 1950. This morning’s walk took me by the remains. Earlier, I posted a picture of folks waiting for the breakfast bell. FYI, all meals are served family style. […]

Day 3 at Nimrod Hall Writers’ Workshop

Nimrod Hall Travel Log Day 3 Yesterday was a tough writing day. I couldn’t control the movements of my cursor–no creating, editing, or even printing documents. At a writing workshop! I tried everything I or others could think of. By late afternoon I was ready to pull my flat hair out by the roots. But […]

Day 2 at Nimrod Hall Writers’ Workshop

Nimrod Hall Travel Log Day 2 At the Nimrod Writers’ Workshops, the first thing to go is sleep. The second thing is any pride of appearance. I live in T-shirts, scrub pants, and Tevas. Here I am doing my after-dinner reading, from DIFFERENT DRUMMER, “The Darwinian Co-Op Lending Library.” Today was my big day to […]

Day 1 at Nimrod Hall Writers’ Workshop

  Nimrod Hall Travel Log Day 1 Midnight is approaching. I’m wiped out–equal parts exhaustion and expectation! Sheri Reynolds is the writer-in-residence for Week 1. I met her this afternoon when she helped unload my “stuff,” got to know her a bit during our organizational meeting, and heard her read in our after-dinner session. She […]

Off to Nimrod Hall Writers’ Workshop

Nimrod Hall Travel Log Heading Out For many years I’ve traveled to Nimrod Hall in Millboro, Virginia, for their annual writing retreat. Nimrod has inspired several of my stories and given me hours of valuable writing time.  This year, I’ll share a brief travel log. So, I’ve packed for Nimrod. This photo doesn’t include  laptop or the […]

Nimrod Lingers… You, Too, Could Benefit!

I’m still working on re-entry. The thing about Nimrod is that there is always something to see. Here is a selection of things you might use as writing prompts:   The frog statue is supposed to be Elvis. You know the story of the princess kissing a frog and turning him into a prince. Who […]

Wrapping Up Nimrod, 2016

 Energy is always high when I arrive at Nimrod on Sunday: getting settled, reuniting with friends, meeting the new writers, and getting the schedule for the week ahead.  I was in Square House again this year, my favorite room!  It’s downstairs, dim, and I know where my things will fit and how many extension cords […]