January 9, 2019–February 6, 2019
Writing for Transformation
Poets and writers of all levels and genres are invited to participate in this four-week Writing for Transformation class! Together, we will begin to transmute our inner conflicts and blocks, building a solid writing practice for the new year!
This course fuses elements of yogic philosophy and depth psychology with creative writing practice. Based on the needs of the group, we will spend varying amounts of time doing the following:
~exploring sense of self, fear, aversion, and desire
~drawing inspiration from other writers whose work sparked personal and collective transformation
~exploring emerging questions and interests
~breaking through old limits and/or trying something new
Prompts are appropriate for all genres of writing, including poetry, prose, hybrid forms, and journaling. Students may choose to share excerpts of their work with each other during the week via Google Docs as a way to remain accountable and to offer encouraging responses to others. Selected student works/excerpts may be read aloud during class sessions (with permission from the writers).