Posted Jul 30th, 2013 by Annette Jensen  Category: Community Interest


As part of its “INSPIRATION STAYCATION” Summer Program for area residents PRIZM Creative Community is collaborating with area businesses to offer educational experiences in uplifting settings. The August workshop “Publishing Creative Writing: Getting in the Game” by BGSU Professor Wendell Mayo will be held on Friday afternoon August 9th from 2:30- 4:30 p.m. at Clara J’s Tea Room, 219 W. Wayne St. in Maumee. The focus will be receiving inspiration and resources to help participants publish their Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction.

Cost to participate in the workshop is $10 for current PRIZM members, or $15.00 for guests. Participants can pre-register on the prizm website @ www.MyPrizm.com or by sending the registration fee to event chairman Judy Sobanski, 419-874-2336, 26250 West River Rd., Perrysburg, OH 43551; jkspburg@aol.com. Ms. Sobanski will also take reservations for workshop participants who would like to enjoy lunch at the tea house prior to the workshop starting at 12:30 p.m.

Workshop Teacher, Wendell Mayo is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. He is recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and a Fulbright to Lithuania. His story collection, The Cucumber King of Kedainiai, is winner of the 2012 Subito Press Award for Innovative Fiction sponsored by the University of Colorado at Boulder, and is forthcoming in the Fall of 2013. He is author of three more collections. Over one-hundred of his short stories have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies, including Yale Review, Harvard Review, Manoa, Missouri Review, New Letters, Prism International, Three Penny Review, Indiana Review, Chicago Review, and others. His awards include a Master Fellowship from the Indiana Arts Commission; OAC Individual Artist Fellowship; the Harper Collins Fellowship; and resident writer appointments at the MacDowell, Djerassi Foundation, Yaddo, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and Millay Colony for the Arts. He is Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Bowling Green State University, where he teaches in the Master and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs.

Clara J’s Proprietor, Rebecca Jaessing chose to name her business after her aunt Clara Jaessing Keller an adept businesswoman born in 1903, who studied culinary arts at Baldwin-Wallace College, and later built a successful restaurant business near where her maternal grandparents did business on West Wayne Street. Clara J’s Tea Room is an intimate setting in a historic home in uptown Maumee where Tuesday through Saturday they serve “proper Tea’s” in the formal British Tradition, as well as gourmet lunches on an eclectic mix of fine china. Each season a custom menu is available with always the finest of teas. Select domestic and imported teas, and tea accoutrements such as pots, cozies, teas sets, are available for purchase in the Neapolitan Gift Shop in addition to other fabulous gift items such as candles, hats , jewelry, fashion accessories, and baby gifts. To preview lunch choices prior to the workshop and to see this season’s menu visit the website @ www.clarajsat219.com .
PRIZM Creative Community is a 501 c.3 nonprofit organization for education, service, and collaboration in the literary and visual arts. PRIZM has received public support from The Ohio Arts Council, The Toledo Community Foundation, and public and private sources. For more information on upcoming PRIZM “INPIRATION STAYCATION” educational workshops and fieldtrips this summer in the visual and literary arts visit our website @ www.myprizm.com, email prizm@bex.net or call 419-931-8732

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