Sat, Nov 11|
Saturday Writers Workshop with Karen G
Whether you're a seasoned writer or just starting out, this workshop is designed to help you improve your craft and take your writing to the next level.
Time & Location
Nov 11, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
East Point, 2148 Newnan St, East Point, GA 30344, USA
About the Event
You're invited to join our writing workshop! Whether you're a seasoned writer or just starting out, this workshop is designed to help you improve your craft and take your writing to the next level.
The workshop will take place on the second Saturday of every month at 2pm in the Riley Memorial Library at the ArtsXchange. It will be hosted and led by Theresa Davis, National Slam Champion and an educator for over 30 years. During the workshop, you'll have the opportunity to share your work and receive feedback from your peers and the instructor. You'll also learn new writing techniques and strategies that can help you become a better writer.
About the workshop
What is it like to create a sanctuary or an an environment for the flow of writing to happen? How can we create practices of self care, grounding and centering so we don't re-traumatize ourselves by writing about what needs to be voiced? In this workshop, we'll open with some deep breaths and grounding techniques and then move forward with this discussion, sharing ideas, casting spells, and using a few visual prompts and anchors to get us to write about harder subjects. We'll talk about accountability partners and systems for our writing, such as checking in with friends before and after we right, setting times aside for writing and also for self care before and afterward. I'm not a counselor or a therapist, but I've been attempting to use some of these strategies myself, first person and believe that in talking about what works for us to set the table for writing---like setting a table for a good potluck---we can assist and support each other in writing what urgently needs writing about while also creating and sharing new ways to do it without losing our minds in the process.
I hope to inspire a few people to take care of themselves and write about difficult subjects in the process. I'll use three tiered questions in past, present and future tenses as a way to access topics. Because it's November, we'll fold gratitude/thanks into it as well as awareness about the de-colonization of the November holiday.
The workshop is open to writers of all levels and all genres. So, whether you're working on a novel, a short story, or a poem, we'd love to have you join us. The workshop is limited to 20 participants, so please RSVP to secure your spot. We look forward to seeing you there
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