Clive Matson writes from an itch in his body

Harbin Hot Springs: “Let the Crazy Child Write!”

The next Excursion to Harbin Hot Springs will take place on November 14 – 16.

The Vineyard House, Harbin Hot Springs, Middletown, CA

Fee: $325 (Harbin residents $225) includes dormitory lodging on Fri. and Sat. nights and five catered meals on Sat. and Sun, and use of all Harbin facilities.

We are close to our creative source when the child within speaks its mind and ignores any critical or editorial voices. In the workshop, we will let that “Crazy Child” write. For beginners, for developing writers, and for professionals who want to expand their horizons. Friday night will be for getting acquainted and starting to write. On Saturday and Sunday there will be time for more writing, reading, compassionate criticism, and summary.

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.

For more information or to register, contact Elaine Watt at 707-987-2339×72 or or

For more information, visit or contact Clive: phone 510-654-6495 or email


Lake County Two-Day Workshop: “Let the Crazy Child Write!”

The next Lake County Workshop “Let the Crazy Child Write!” will take place Saturday October 25, 4:00pm-6:00pm and Sunday October 26, 10:00am-5:00pm.

We’ll do the provocative “Popcorn” and “Crazy Child” exercises on our journey into the energetic and revealing material of our creative unconscious, whether stories, poems, rants, blogs, scripts, or memoir – anything goes. Introduction on Saturday afternoon, spontaneous writing and supportive feedback sessions, in the syngenetic format, continue all day Sunday.

We join an active Lake County writer’s community for this event. Locale is the relaxing and lovely area around Clear Lake, and low cost lodging is available. These workshops are supported by Poets and Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation.

Fee: $55

Lake County Arts Council Gallery
235 Main Street, Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone 707.263.6658 to register,
510.654.6495 for details on the workshop.