Writing From The Senses - Oct. 21 2017 (Hamilton)

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Writing From The Senses - Oct. 21 2017 (Hamilton)

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Being more mindful and present in your everyday life can help you capture those visceral, tangible details that make writing powerful. In this workshop, you'll learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your personal writing practice to take your work to the next level. You'll also receive delicious snacks, tea, and the delightful company of other creative people such as yourself!

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“Ten times a day something happens to me like this - some strengthening throb of amazement - some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.” - Mary Oliver

This workshop is for writers of all stripes, no experience required. Whether you're interested in writing fiction or non-fiction, poetry or blog posts, incorporating all five senses is key to tangible, authentic work that grips readers from the very first line. 

We'll start the workshop with a relaxing mindfulness exercise, then do a series of short writes to fun, creative prompts designed to bring out sensory details in your work. We'll then share what we've written, offering each other positive feedback in response to the question, "What's strong and what stayed with us?" Also included: Snacks, tea, informative handouts with mindfulness strategies and lots of laughter. 

You'll come away from this workshop with:

  • Helpful strategies to incorporate mindfulness into your personal writing practice.
  • Pages of brand-shiny-new writing filled with sensory details. 
  • Stronger skills in the craft of writing, forged in a positive, fun, red-pen-free environment. 
  • A smile on your face and a skip in your step. 

Love letters from past participants:

Jaclyn is the mentor and guide to help an unsure, reluctant or procrastinating writer (a.k.a. me) to take the leap. She’s funny, gentle, and gets you to take action. Trust her and her process — you’ll be thankful you did.
— Sunita A.
Warm, welcoming, encouraging environment. The prompts were diverse and helpful. A great group of writers.
— Laura T.

More love letters here.

The details

When: Saturday, October 21st from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Where: A warm and cozy workshop space out of James Street Bookseller & Gallery. 134 James Street South, Hamilton, ON.

Cost: Regular Registration: $40, OR

Deluxe Registration: $120. By choosing this option, you'll receive both registration in this workshop and registration in the online course Taking Flight: 6 Weeks to an Inspired Writing Practice, a $160 total value. 

This workshop is limited to 10 participants.