Stories on Squam: A Morning of Creative Writing

Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: In the comfort of your home or wherever you may be!

Registration: Registration is required. Please register by Friday, March 5th. Click here to register for the ZOOM meeting.    

This Week's Program:

Join LRCC member Maggy for a Squam themed creative writing workshop!  Participants will be assigned a critter, plant, natural formation, etc. that can be found on Squam via the Zoom chat; we will keep what we’ve each been assigned to ourselves.  Then take a little less than an hour to yourself and write about what’s on your paper, WITHOUT EXPLICITLY SAYING WHAT YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN.  You can remain in the meeting or leave and rejoin, we will be playing ambient music for those who choose to stay. You cannot use the word you’ve been assigned in your writing, only allude to it and write about the things it interacts with. This can be in any form of poetry or prose that you like, a haiku, a sonnet, a short story, or a simple paragraph. This could be difficult depending on your word but if you have time, feel free to write more than one piece on your word, or free write about anything. When you are finished, you will send your piece to Maggy via e-mail, so keep in mind that you can write with pen and paper, but you will have to retype it onto your computer. Maggy will then redistribute pieces randomly to participants via e-mail (you will not have your own and nobody will know who wrote what). We will then take turns reading aloud and try to guess the subject of the piece, and the author will let us know if we got it!

All levels of writers are welcome, this is a no judgement zone!  While the writing will not be completely anonymous since we will need you to confirm if the group guessed the topic you picked associated with your piece, we all realize that writing in a short time is never going to reflect our best work. We are all here to enjoy people’s perspectives of the nature around us, no matter if you’re a beginner or a published novelist!

Audience: Ages 12+

Materials: This Adventure Ecology will take place over Zoom, so all participants should have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection. Creativity!

This Week's LRCC Presenters: 

Hi there, I’m Maggy and I hail from New York, though the Granite State has been my stomping grounds for the last couple of years.  Before joining the LRCC, I studied sustainability, worked closely with wildlife and trained assistance dogs for those seeking greater independence in their daily lives.  On a day off I love kayaking, bird watching, star gazing, and a good bagel. I’m excited to continue doing conservation work with the SLA and educate the community on how we can preserve and protect the Squam watershed!

SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about LRCC.


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