This seven-week email workshop will be of interest to anyone who wants to explore the creative process through writing. It will benefit both beginning and established writers in all genres from fiction and poetry to technical writing to memoir. Participants will:
make the space to write – physical, mental, emotional
practice easy and effective writing guidelines to move through creative blocks
hush those internal nay-saying voices that result in partly-finished – or never started – writing projects
enjoy writing opportunities that invite the muse to play
bring mindful awareness to the creative process
How the workshop will work:
Each week the facilitator will email a short discussion of an aspect of the writing/creative process, along with an opportunity to practice through specific writing exercises.
If they choose to, participants will email back their responses: short excerpts from what they have written in response to the assignments; and/or insights that arose while writing.
With participants’ permission, a selection of these responses will be sent anonymously as encouragement to all workshop participants.
The seven-week workshop will begin April 3, 2012. Cost is $95.00. Payment by check or Paypal. Registration deadline: April 1.
What previous participants have said:
I enjoyed every session immensely and came away knowing that I can just sit down and write on any subject, anytime I want, for any reason, which is liberating. – DB
I have spent many more hours reading and writing and rewriting in the past weeks than I had in the previous months. That alone is extremely satisfying. My soul is happy! The muse knows my name again! – JK
…clear, imaginative and supportive – KM
It was fun to open an e-mail and see what was in store for me that week. This is a wonderful and gentle way to start coming out as a writer – JZ
About the facilitator: Laura Burkhart is an award-winning poet and fiction writer who has two books of poetry to her credit: Venus Rising (Hagios Press), and Watermarks (Wild Sage Press). She has also published fiction, non-fiction, and has had a one-act play performed by Regina’s Globe Theatre. Her background includes psychology, adult education, and community development. She has offered creativity workshops in Canada and the US over the past two decades. Laura’s writing workshops cultivate imagination, invite inspiration and nurture intuition within a safe and supportive setting.