"Canceled* Fate, Fortune, and the Femme Fatale: A NaNoWriMo Workshop
Unfortunately, this event has been canceled.
(Full schedule available on our calendar of events.)
This autumn, you are invited to celebrate National Novel Writing Month by joining Hammond Castle Museum and CALYX Press for a month-long writing workshop designed to stimulate the senses, engage the imagination, and encourage your commitment to cultivating a daily writing practice.
Inspired by the recently discovered astrological writings of Madame Renee Longquille—the esoteric alter-identity of Irene Fenton Hammond—registration includes two guided tours, two writing workshops, a set of prompts designed to inspire continued writing at the Castle throughout the month of November, and a concluding evening event to share your work.
In addition, participants will receive a 1 Volume (3 Issue) subscription to CALYX: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, free submission to CALYX during the journal’s 2023-2024 open reading period. The cost of the workshop series is $115.
Workshop participants also enjoy the opportunity to participate in the month's 'Quills to Quests: Novelist & Author Writing Days' at a discounted price. Writers may enjoy quiet access to many of the rooms within including the Great Hall from noon to 8 p.m. on any or all of the following dates:- Wednesday, November 8- Monday, November 13- Tuesday, November 14- Tuesday, November 21- Wednesday, November 22- Tuesday, November 28Wednesday, November 29. Writing Days and Workshop: $230.
Tables, chairs, and extension cords will be provided for use in the Great Hall and Side Chapel. Writers are encouraged to explore the rest of the Museum but these rooms will not be formally set to accommodate writers. We encourage you to bring a small, foldable chair or small mat on which to sit if you will wish to spend time writing in any of the other open rooms within.
Additionally, participants may purchase a set of 35 Madame Longquille’s Astrological Inspiration Cards for $15 .
Hammond Castle Museum Membership savings apply to the Fate, Fortune, and the Femme Fatale workshop and Members enjoy complimentary access to the Quills to Quests writing days.