Rancho Santa Fe Senior Scene: Writing Workshop & Book Signing


By Terrie Litwin, RSF Senior Center, executive director

On Wednesday, May 23, from 10 a.m. -2 p.m., author, Midge Raymond will host a morning of reading and writing. In this workshop, you will participate in a series of writing exercises designed to jump-start your writing. Whether you write poetry, memoir, or fiction, all prompts are designed to inspire new ideas and generate new material. Following the workshop, join Midge for a reading from her book, “Forgetting English,” as well as a Q&A on writing, publishing, and the writing life.

Midge Raymond’s short-story collection, Forgetting English, received the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in TriQuarterly, American Literary Review, Indiana Review, North American Review, Bellevue Literary Review, the Los Angeles Times magazine, and many other publications. Her work has received several Pushcart Prize nominations and received an Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship.

Midge taught communication writing at Boston University for six years, and she has taught creative writing at Boston’s Grub Street Writers and Seattle’s Richard Hugo House. While living in Southern California, she held writing workshops and seminars at San Diego Writers Ink, where she also served as vice president of the board of directors.

Midge lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she is co-founder of the boutique publisher Ashland Creek Press.

Upcoming events:

French Discussion Group

Thursday, May 17

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

At the Senior Center

Reservations are not required!

Music Appreciation

Monday, May 21

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

At the Senior Center

Reservations are not required!