January 19 Scholars Gild Discussion – 7:30 PM

“Arden Authors: Creativity in this Place”

Tuesday, January 19
Lower Arden Gild Hall
7:30 PM

Artists have been drawn to the Ardens as a nourishing place of home, hearth, community, and inspiration since its founding. What is it that feeds their creativity in this place? How has it influenced their creative process or their life choices? A panel of three authors currently living in the Ardens, Cassie Lewis Slattery, Jill Althouse-Wood, and Rob Bryan, will discuss their writing, talk about the creative process, and attempt to answer these questions at the next Scholars’ Gild meeting on Tuesday, January 19th at 7:30 PM in the lower Gild Hall. This panel discussion is being held in conjunction with the current “Arden Authors” exhibition at the Arden Craft Shop Museum.

The Scholars Gild discussions are held at 7:30 PM on the third Tuesday of the month (except July and August) in the lower Gild Hall. If you would like to receive email notifications and reminders, contact the Scholars Gild via ArdenScholarsGild@gmail.com. Title your email “Scholars Gild Request” and include your name, comments, and request in the body of the email

Jill Althouse-Wood, author of the novel Summers at Blue Lake (2007), is both a writer and a visual artist. Jill began writing as a practice while she worked as a fabric designer in Reinholds, Pennsylvania. An expert in creative journaling, Jill has presented workshops in schools, libraries, yoga centers, women’s shelters, and community centers. She is currently working on her second novel, and chronicles her life as an artist and author in her blog, In Arden.

Rob Bryan is writing the Arden House series (2013 – Present). A Quaker who holds the simplicity testimony close at hand while writing, Rob’s writing is often described as both simple and complex at once. Arden’s unique culture is a driving and energizing theme that gives the Arden House series its particular character. Hard at work most nights on Arden House Book 3, Rob lives in Arden with his wife, Dela, and daughter Katie.

Cassandra Lewis Slattery is an award-winning playwright, the author of Literacy Is Power (2012), and a professional writer of short stories, plays, and nonfiction. Her work has been published in 10 books and several literary journals. She is currently working with an agent to find a publisher for her first novel. She lives in Ardentown with her husband, Peter Slattery, their young daughter, Amalia, and their rambunctious dog, Beckett.