Sat, May 13|
Saturday Writers Workshop
Develop your writing at this workshop titled "Embracing Distraction for the Sake of Art" with guest facilitator Jonathan Brown!
Time & Location
May 13, 2:00 PM
ArtsXchange, 2148 Newnan St, East Point, GA 30344, USA
About the Event
It's a double feature of Jonathan Brown this weekend at the ArtsXchange!
We're happy to have him as the feature poet for Friday's Xchange Open Mic at 8 p.m. And, he'll lead a writers workshop at 2 p.m. Saturday! Each event is $5 online or at the door.
SATURDAY WRITERS WORKSHOP : Embracing Distraction for the Sake of Art
Do you struggle with what looks like ADHD while you’re trying to create? What if we flipped the value judgment of distraction and treated tangents as positives instead of negatives? We’re going to find strength in distraction. We’re going to encourage our wandering minds to wander wherever they want to go without shame or judgment. We’re going to develop not just compassion but reverence for our distractions. We're going to gain a new perspective on how to bring our writing to life as well as our life to writing. In this generative writing workshop, we are going to embrace our distractions instead of shunning them. We’re going to learn to expand our focus to include all the uniqueness at the edges of our consciousness. We’re not staying on task. We’re getting off task with gusto and pizzazz. Mmmmm. Pizza… You love pizza.
Jonathan Brown is a poet and musician based out of New Orleans. He was a high school English teacher for 8 years. Then he quit his job and hit the road. He played over 120 shows on the road for four solid years. And then Covid happened and he had to learn to sit still.
Jonathan Brown holds a BA in Communication from the College of Charleston, an MA in Writing and Consciousness from then New College of California, and an MFA from the University of New Orleans.
His work has been published in The Worcester Review, The Nashville Review, and National Public Radio. He has a cat named Pianos and a dog named Soda Pop.
Check out his spoken word performances: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xortCiBeRc