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Writing Workshops

Let's Write

Tuesday May 2nd at 7 p.m. EST
and Sunday May 7 at 1 p.m. EST

“Writing is one of the ways I participate in transformation.”
Toni Cade Bambara

A 2-hour online creative writing workshop where writers at any level of experience gather to do timed writing practice on provided prompts, and move our pens, hearts, and imaginations.

In the lineage of Natalie Goldberg, you are encouraged to share what you write, but it is not required. We will not be workshopping or offering notes on the writing that takes place. As facilitator, I will be holding the space, offering prompts and guidance, as well as writing with you. 

Sliding scale ($15-$25)

Register here.

Here are Natalie's invitations for timed writing practice, found in her book "Wild Mind":

  1. “Keep your hand moving. Most of the time when we write, we mix up the editor and the creator. Imagine your writing hand as the creator. If you keep your creator hand moving, the editor can’t catch up with it,” NG explains. The practice of untethering our inner critic/editor/grouchy English teacher from our storyteller - a true and authentic voice - is rigorous and meaningful.

  2. “Lose control. Don’t worry about if it’s correct, polite, or appropriate.” Let go. See where you end up!

  3. “Be specific. Not car, but Cadillac. Not bird, but wren.” Specific, concrete details are how we access memory, plot, character, and the pulse of story.

  4. “Don’t think. We usually live in the realm of second or third thoughts, thoughts on thoughts, rather than in the realm of first thoughts, the real way we flash on something.” In having done this practice thousands of times, this element is thrilling and surprising.

  5. “Don’t worry about punctuation, spelling and grammar.”

  6. “You are free to write the worst junk in the universe.”

  7. “Go for the jugular. If something scary comes up, just go for it. That’s where the energy is. Otherwise, you’ll spend all your time writing around whatever makes you nervous. It will probably be abstract, bland writing because you’re avoiding the truth.” 


Payment secures your spot. Following receipt of your e-transfer, I will share the Zoom link. 

If you would like to attend, but finances are a barrier, equity classes are available on a first come first serve basis, no questions asked, and arranged by email. 

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