It may seem counter-intuitive to post a notice of this event here in cyberspace, but we live in weird world.
So here goes:
The Westport Writers’ Workshop has announced “Writing Hours Unplugged.” Called “a nurturing program for writers who seek a quiet space in a setting conducive to creativity, free of the distractions of the Internet,” it takes place at the Workshop (3 Sylvan Road South) most days of the week, beginning at 8 a.m. (Check email early!)
Writers can unplug when workshops are not in session — including Sundays, the traditional day of rest.
In addition to no whirring computers or chirping cellphones, the facility offers overflowing bookshelves, bright windows and stacks of resources. (Plus a kitchen.)
The lack of internet access includes wireless. Westport Writers’ Workshop founder Jessica Bram says “the single greatest impediment to productive writing is the distraction provided by access to the Internet.”
Of course, there is no such thing as free non-internet access. Writing Hours Unplugged is available only to Workshop members ($150 per year; includes program discounts and free admission to speaker events). Memberships are available to “any writer or would-be writer in the community.”
“06880” likes the theory of unplugging, and writing in glorious, undistracted, quiet, contemplative, sylvan solitude.
But how would we know when The Dude, Jeffxs or any of our other fans readers comments on this post?
(For more information about the Westport Writers’ Workshop and Writing Hours Unplugged, click on www.westportwritersworkshop.com, or call 203-227-3250.)