By Gabrielle de Waal, Staff Writer
After nearly two months of effort, the 2017 OYAN Summer Workshop Journal is finally complete!
By Eve Fitzsimmons, Student Contributor
Once upon a time, there was a girl. This girl was quiet, shy, super introverted, and really liked
corners. Drawing attention to herself was off limits. She prayed that people would just smile
and keep walking.
By Jim Viebke, Guest Contributor
My journey to the 2017 Winter Workshop began seven years earlier when I first started using The One Year Adventure Novel (or “OYAN”). This is not just a story about the Winter Workshop, but also a story about how the workshop played an important part in my journey as a writer.
By Sarah Noé, Staff Writer
The saying goes that hindsight is 20/20, and I’ve certainly had moments of discovery that I wish I could pass back to my younger self. Alas, I am without a functioning time-travel device, hence I wrote up this open letter of sorts instead.
What role do you play in the OYAN community? What kinds of responsibilities do you have?
First of all, I’m a graphic designer. All of the materials available for purchase – workbooks, textbooks, DVD covers, logos, etc. – are designed by me. I am also responsible for the creative aspects (layout and design) of our websites.
Compiled by Staff
One Year Adventure Novel students often talk about the Summer Workshop as their “Rivendell” (from The Lord of the Rings)—a place of peace and restoration where the arts are in their rightful place. The Winter Workshop, then, is like Lothlorien, a quieter and more intimate haven of the elves, as a student pointed out this year.
Adrienne Niceley, Guest Contributor:
There comes a point in your journey as a writer when it’s time to move forward. Getting out into the realm of other conferences gives you new perspectives that will benefit you hugely in your career.