Last House Writing Workshop with Elizabeth Fichel

July 8, 2023
- 10:00 am
to 4:00 pm

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Led by author Elizabeth Fishel

Join us for an inspiring and idea-filled one-day workshop at Last House, the home of the celebrated writer M.F.K. Fisher, who lived at Audubon Canyon Ranch’s Bouverie Preserve for the last 21 years of her life.

Using short, guided exercises, presentations, and lively discussion, we’ll explore Fisher’s roles as house-creator, food memoirist, and nature lover as inspiration for your own creative practice. Come away with new ways to enrich your own writing, home, and life and gain insights about the undisputed foremother of modern food writing.

Workshop instructor Elizabeth Fishel will be joined by Susie Allen, the program coordinator at Last House, who will lead a tour of the house’s nooks and crannies and special objects. Kathy Allen (no relation), a Last House docent, will share personal memories of both Fisher and David Pleydell-Bouverie, the architect who built the house for his friend Mary Frances on his beautiful Sonoma property.

Picnic lunch provided. Please bring your own beverages, including water.

About the instructor: Elizabeth Fishel is the author of five nonfiction books, including Sisters, The Men In Our Lives, and Getting to 30, and has contributed articles to Vogue, Oprah’s O, Redbook, Parents, PBS’s Next Avenue and The Writer, and others. She has led two previous Last House writing workshops and has profiled the house and several other famous literary houses in The Writer magazine.

Registration fee is $200. Register at Eventbrite >

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