What exactly is this?
This site is a clearinghouse for the work of Nerissa Nields, a musician and writer who plays in a band called The Nields, runs writing workshops and retreats out of her home in Northampton MA, and tries to have a good life, full of mess and the occasional epiphany. Here, you will find information about her workshops, retreats, books, music and random thoughts about life. For more information about The Nields, go here.
Summer Writing Camp
July 6-10, 2015
Finally–give yourself to your writing for one delicious week! We will meet from 9am-4pm. Mornings will be dedicated to writing in my beautiful house, inside or out on the porch, or patio, or in the secret spot in the center of my labyrinth…or even on the second floor of my barn.
June 26-28, 2015
Come write with Nerissa Nields in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of upstate NY! Two hours north of Albany, Nerissa has been running retreats in the lovely town of Keene NY, nestled in the High Peaks. Write, hike, enjoy wonderful food and music and company!
Weekly Writing Workshops
ongoing. Spring sessions starts week of March 31
On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Nerissa Nields holds amazing writing workshops out of her home in Northampton. Write. Be entertained. Laugh. Cry. Foster community. Drink hot beverages. All kinds of writers are welcome. We are poets, novelists, songwriters, memoirists, journalers and scribblers.
HooteNanny Parent Guitar
New Session starts April 2015
Tuesdays, 10-11am in Northampton. All levels welcome! Singing encouraged!
recent blog posts
Why We Practice
Like last month’s ground hog, I am poking my head up from the depths of winter to see if it’s safe to come out. Today’s thaw saw me abandon my work at my treadmill desk to dash out the door and go for a run in my neighborhood, slush be damned. I haven’t run outside […]
#NieldsXVII Story Contest : Week 4
Another great week of answers for the #NieldsXVII Story Contest. This week we had another hard time picking a winner, so we had to bring in the tie-breaker again with the impartial Matthew. We continue to be humbled and amazed by the stories coming in. Besides the winner, we’ll be reaching out to all of […]