- Learn practical techniques to ignite your creativity, imagination, and unique writing style
- Find new sources of inspiration in everyday life
- Get over writer’s block and paralyzing self-criticism
- Establish a daily writing practice that is productive and fun
Writing Workshops Focusing on the Creative Process and International Travel
In our creative writing classes you will generate brand new work and discover new material for any works-in-process you are creating. We will teach you exercises that will help you gain confidence in your writing and a greater awareness of what your unique creative process needs to flourish.
We use many different techniques to help you on your writer’s journey. You will be doing free writing, writing from guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling and memoir and even some drawing, photography, and mindfulness.
Many writers have credited writing their first books, scripts, and memoirs to taking our interdisciplinary writing course.
A Brand New Set of Writing Tools
In this process oriented workshop you will be doing free writing, writing from guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling and memoir work and even some rudimentary drawing, collage and photography. The atmosphere in our workshops is nurturing, inspiring, and fun.
Keeping your writing Infused with Life
Why do we alternate between writing, visual and oral exercises, and mindfulness in our workshops? In short, because it frees up your writing and reminds you to play!
Neuropsychology proves that using these different mediums stimulates different parts of our brain and therefore changes how we experience life.
We believe that getting away from words for a few moments and into a bit of art, meditation and oral storytelling widens your perception and deepens your literary expression. Creativity delights in surprise and when the brain is leaping from literary to visual to visceral perception and back again, your writing thrives.
The tools we provide will help you outrun the inner critic that doesn’t give your imagination a moment’s rest. The great composer John Cage said: “creating and analyzing can’t happen simultaneously.” Our workshop will focus you on listening to and following your creative voice and intuition and prime you to be receptive to the inspiration all around you. You will discover many unexplored images and themes you want to write about. Most importantly, because our workshops are so full of play, you will find yourself absorbed in the sheer joy of writing.