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The Writer’s Journey: Crafting Personal Stories that Are Vivid, Compelling and True

The Writer’s Journey: Crafting Personal Stories that Are Vivid, Compelling and True

Weekend of January 31-February 2

$405.00 – $1,750.00 (based on accommodation type)

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Many of us hold a deep dream of writing. We want to write so we can understand ourselves more deeply and so that we can be seen. We sense that there are stories living inside of us that need to be told, but in our busy lives, we have not been able to create the time, space, or circumstances in which to do so. This workshop will give you that time. In our hours together, we will create a vibrant, supportive writing community. Through creative exercises, guided meditations, and evocative writing prompts, you will learn how to transform scraps of memory into a rich written legacy. You can walk away with a myriad of strategies for writing with fresh immediacy about events that happened years ago. We will alternate periods of writing with listening to each other — not from a place of judgment or analysis — but from a place of focused attention and deep acceptance. Both new and seasoned writers are welcome to attend.
Recommended reading: Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones; Lara, Naked, Drunk, and Writing.

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