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Note: This Class will meet in a live, online format
September 9th, 11th, 14th, 16th, 18th
I write to find out what I have to say
Writing is a provocation that can clear your vision and rocket you straight to the deepest part of your creative mind. You find places that you didn’t know were there in you. Your world expands, and you expand with it.
This workshop is an adventurous trek deep into your experience and your imagination. You speak what you see to yourself and to others. It gives you the stability of framework, discipline, and stimulus, using a unique mix of theater games, creative awareness exercises, readings, and writing prompts that carry you directly into the creative state that is already in you. Once your words are on paper you practice the deep art of re-vision. And by reading and sharing you get to really hear what you’ve written. The aim is not “good” writing, it is writing that is alive.
For any creative person who has ever read some novel or poem, been knocked out by it and wondered, could I do this, this is where to look for the answer. It is for photographers, artists, and creative people of any kind…including readers. You won’t leave with a novel. But you will leave with some writing that surprises you, and possibly an intriguing glimpse of a new creative path opening out in front of you.
We will begin classes at 10:30 am EDT, run for 2-3 hours. There will be assignments that might take 2 hours or more to complete, with the extra day between classes for redoing and furthering. In addition, there will be times when we will have an evening meeting to go over assignments.
Instructor: Sean Kernan
Sean is a photographer, writer, and filmmaker, and an unusual teacher who has spent years accumulating ways of getting to creativity at its source through exercises and prompts that lift one beyond one’s habits of thought, limiting concepts, and resistance, and into the abundant awareness and imagination that was given to us at birth. The process is exhilarating, enlarging…and fun, at the very least. Look for a week of disciplined effort and real discovery that can prompt us to the kind of writing that surprises us.