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Beyond the Ship's Log: Capturing the Spirit of Your Adventures with the Written Word

  • Strawberry Banke Museum 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH, 03801 United States (map)

Chronicling a sea voyage has always been part of what happens on board a boat and these written narratives are the basis for much of our understanding of maritime related history. Modern day adventurers and sailors continue this tradition with personal journals, blogs, essays or the dream of writing a book of one’s own about adventures on the water. For many the question is how to go about it in a way that captures the spirit, not just the day-to-day details, of a voyage.

This day-long workshop, tought by poet and high school teacher Sarah Anderson, will equip each participant with tips and techniques for writing about your impressions and thoughts along the way and a framework for transforming those notes into a lasting memoir of your adventure.

This event will be held at the Strawbery Banke Museum Stoodleys Tavern meeting room and aboard the gundalow Piscataqua (weather permitting).

Cost: $130 (SBM members); $145 (SBM non-members). Lunch will be provided.

Registration: Register by October 10. Space is limited.

Contact: The Word Barn


Earlier Event: October 21
Archer Mayor
Later Event: October 22
Jeffrey Lent (Vermont Voices Series)