Main Entry: writerhead Pronunciation: \ˈrī-tər-hed\ Function: noun First Known Use: circa 1995
1 : a (usually) temporary state of dreamy concentration and fluctuating consciousness during which a writer feels most creative, productive, and artistic < upon waking in the morning, rolling out of bed, gently shushing one’s husband, and settling in at one’s desk: “Sssshhhh, I’m in writerhead” – Kristin Bair O’Keeffe >
The Penguin Bookshop is excited to launch the Penguin Bookshop Writers Series with author Kristin Bair O’Keeffe and her writer’s workshop “Writerhead“!
This event will be free and open to the public. Registration, however, is suggested as space will be limited. Please call the Penguin Bookshop to reserve your spot now!
As defined by Kristin Bair O’Keeffe, writerhead is the “state of dreamy concentration during which a writer is most creative, productive, and artistic.” You know, the state of mind writers are in when they’re caught up in those beautiful (sometimes excruciating) sh, sh, sh, sssssshhhhh, I’ve-got-to-get-this-down-on-the-page moments. Also known as “the zone” or “the groove.” In this workshop, Kristin plumbs the mysteries of writerhead, engages writers in a deep (and often hilarious) exploration of their own writerheads, and coaches writers on how to school the non-writers (philistines!) in their lives about this delicious state of writerly nirvana.