Published On: Thu, Nov 1st, 2018

The Cracks in the Bell Workshop

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Writing exercises in November will tap into the power of hard times, loss, grief, and transition, either experienced or anticipated. Topics will include loss of place and community, professional or personal identity, aging and death. In tandem, we’ll write about acceptance, wonder, transformation, and celebration.

Although the act of writing is often therapeutic, this writing workshop is not intended to be group therapy. We will follow guidelines created explicitly for writing groups to support this distinction.

The goal is for each participant to produce one solid draft of a story or poem per week, for personal satisfaction or publication. No writing experience is necessary.

Each week, samples of fine writing will be used to demonstrate literary techniques and as models for our work, to elicit ideas, memories, and inspire us to write with honesty and clarity. We will record and transform our thoughts and experiences into memorable poetry or prose, or a hybrid form. We will experiment with ways to honor, deepen, and enrich a story.

We will explore short forms of nonfiction and poetry by notable writers, such as: Martín Espada, Natalie Diaz, Billy Collins, Joanna Macy, David Whyte, Joy Harjo, Ada Limón, Joanna Macy, Paul Kalanithi, Glenis Redmond, and Rumi.

The intent is to create a safe environment for participants to share their work and receive positive feedback. Sharing is optional and encouraged. We will listen to the silence, to each other, and to ourselves.

Show Up & Write!
Wednesday Workshops with Maia Williams

November 7, 14, 21 – 11:00am to 1:00pm
$85 usd | $1,600 mxp each

(Special: Register by Mon, Nov 5 – $75 usd | $1,400 mxp)

Info and registration:

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