Unleashed Writing: Wednesday 10AM-12PM, Piedmont, CA THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL. E-mail me with your name and contact information if you’d like to get on the list for the 2018 class, taking place weekly on Wednesdays, January-May 2018.
The fall session starts in October, takes place weekly, ending December 13th.
Writing Unleashed is a timed writing process that is really the only method I use to get my heart on the page.
Unleashed works like this: For 15 minutes, we write by hand as fast as we can. Our motto is: “Just keep the pen moving.” By writing quickly we are much more likely to push past our inner critic and the many ways we censor ourselves. We are digging to reach a space in which we are safe enough, loose enough, and brave enough to articulate what we’re really trying to say, feel, communicate, or conjure.
After we write, we read our work aloud. We don’t critique. We simply witness, honor, and thank each other for sharing our deepest selves. The space is safe, utterly confidential, and truly fertile. Picture a tribe around a fire. It’s a lot like that. Sacred.
We write three times within the session.
This technique is indeed therapeutic. It is also a wonderful way to get out of your own way when it comes to putting yourself on the page. Writing by hand also slows us down–out of our fast paced lives and back into a sane, more sustainable rhythm.
You don’t have to be a writer to take the class…merely someone who wants to let loose, take creative risks, push past well-worn territory and move into something new.
If you’re interested in learning more about the class, please contact me here and I’ll get back to you with details and availability.