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The Mindful Writing Workshop
November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Runs November 7 & 14
Many of the skills we need to write vivid stories, poems, and creative non-fiction (e.g., slowing down, looking intensely and patiently at an object, precision) are directly in line with one of the hottest philosophies on the spiritual scene these days: mindfulness, a.k.a. “Be Here Now.” Tortured artists of the world, throw off your chains! In this two-session class, we’ll focus on exercises that you can use to heighten writing skills as well as enrich lives. We’ll begin by talking about the phenomenon of mindfulness and its intersection with heightening creativity, considering how a mindful approach to creative writing enlivens the experience of both writer and reader. Then we’ll try out a few different mindful creative writing exercises to generate some vivid new work on the spot. Bring a pen and paper–we’re getting started immediately!