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Work Study - Write Your Life for the Page and the Stage Month of May 6-June 3, 2018

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As we write, we are both describing and deciding the direction that our life is taking.
–Julia Cameron
This is an invitation for you to discover your own unique and powerful story and the profound transformation that occurs when speaking it out loud. During this program led by Ann Randolph, you’ll be taught how to trust your creative impulses, thus embracing all of who you are. By becoming the author of your own life and learning how to tell your own story, you can not only begin to craft your experience into a compelling narrative, but you will also unleash a sense of purpose in your own life you never thought possible.
Through writing exercises, group discussion, and improvisation, we will support one another in creating and speaking our stories. Topics include:
• Writing to simulate memory
• Crafting story structure
• Creating spontaneously
• Writing on our feet
• Overcoming performance anxiety
• Releasing yourself from the inner critic
• Transforming ideas/stories into performance
This is a workshop for those interested in personal essay, memoir, or solo performance, and for anyone seeking to bring more meaning to their life through writing. All levels welcome.
For more information and to apply, visit http://www.esalen.org/work-study.

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