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Write, Unite, Transform: Discovering Stories that Build Community and Make Us Whole Week of April 7-12, 2019

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In a world drowning in information and starving for wisdom, gathering in community and expressing the truth is more important than ever. In this transformative five-day writing workshop, we'll step away from the habitual trance of technology and the routines of daily life to connect with our inner voice, discover the healing power of language, and birth powerful true stories onto the page. Creative exercises, evocative prompts, and guided meditation will lead you deeply into the world of language and personal narrative. Learn how to find the story beneath the story, why writers need to "slow down where it hurts," and the secret of crafting tales rooted in the immediacy of the moment. As we alternate periods of writing with listening to one another from a place of deep acceptance, you can benefit from the strength of a supportive writing circle, witness the healing power of language, and experience the transformation that occurs when we tell true stories and are deeply heard.
This workshop is open to anyone willing to use words to reconnect with themselves and their creativity in a safe, confidential community. Both emerging and seasoned writers are welcome to attend.
Recommended reading: Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones.


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