Lisa, Me, Tea & Thee

A couple weeks ago, the brilliant Lisa Samson and I taught our first Adding Depth To Your Fiction workshop in Orlando. We had a fabulous time getting to know the writers in our very first class and helping them mine for the sublime in their fiction.

While there, she and I and our agent Chip MacGregor, who coordinated the workshop with Tiff Colter, were talking about Lisa’s new tea shop that she just opened in Lexington and hey, Lisa said, wouldn’t it be great to have the next Adding Depth workshop at Cuppa!

It took me a nano-second to say I LOVE that idea. So I am thrilled to announce our next Adding Depth workshop will be at the Cuppa, Lisa Samson’s chic and sweet tea shop in Lexington, Kentucky. The dates are July 23-24 and you can get all the details at The Masters Seminar website.

I look at this darling picture of Lisa at Cuppa and that warm, sunny room and I can smell her organic, all-free-trade tea, and the homemade scones and I just know we’ve got the absolute best environment for writerly types to jump into the writing lab and get artistically serious.

Lisa is a fantastic partner to teach with and a sweet soul. She will be the keynote speaker at The Christy Awards this year and is also up for an award in the Contemporary Stand-Alone category, a familiar place for her. Her flair for prosey greatness has been wowing Christy judges for years.

If you’re a fiction writer or you know a fiction writer who has been looking for a writing workshop that is small and intimate (we keep it to 10-12 peeps), tell them about the July 23-24 event at Cuppa. I don’t like commercials on blogs, so this will be the one time I brag on this. It’s going to be grand. . .

Author: Susan

This post has 8 Comments

  1. Bonnie on May 28, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    A grassroots idea. I'm all about the grassroots. Micro-conferences makes so much sense. Writer, go to the people!

  2. Alison Strobel Morrow on May 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Jealous, jealous, jealous. So wish I could be there!

  3. Jeanne Damoff on May 28, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    I love that picture of Lisa and Cuppa. She's so adorable, and the shop is so inviting.

    What a great workshop idea! I'm sure the teaching is topnotch, but I would sign up just for time with you two and some homemade scones. Maybe I will.

  4. Susan Meissner on May 28, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Bonnie, Amen!
    Alison, wish you could, too. can you?
    Jeanne, by all means, come!!! We would have such a great time. And you could bring pictures of your little sparrow, Harper.

  5. Cecelia Dowdy on May 28, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Sounds like fun! Great pic! 🙂

  6. Shelly on June 21, 2010 at 11:33 am

    The workshop at Cuppa sounds AWESOME! I do not live near Lexington… I'm in South Carolina. Do you know of anything like this in the Charlotte, NC area… or anywhere in SC?

    You can contact me via my blog if you are able to give me some advice or write to

    Thanks so much!


  7. Susan Meissner on June 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Hey, Shelley: thanks for stopping by. I emailed you privately!

  8. Susan Meissner on June 21, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    . . . and it just came back to me. will try to find you later at your blog home!

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