My grandfather lived in a big, old farmhouse. After his kids moved out, he gradually let the upstairs rooms fill with stuff. You never knew what you would find up there: motor cycle helmets, wood tennis rackets, leather jackets from the 70s, a tool box full of acorns. I used to explore those upstairs rooms and wonder about the stories behind the objects I found. Where did they come from? Who used them? Did the motorcycle helmet zip through the air on a damp summer night? Was the rider racing to someone or running away?
You’ve heard the expression “if walls could talk.” Well what if bicycles, night stands, or kitchen knives could talk? In this workshop, we’ll discover how extraordinary and everyday objects can inspire us, as well as help us understand ourselves and the characters we write about.