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“The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That’s what poetry does.” -Allen Ginsberg
Stories live in our bodies. In this workshop, we’ll use mindfulness techniques such as breath awareness, body scans, and meditation to drop into and hear the narratives our bodies hold. We will alternate seated meditation practices, including mindfulness/breath-based practice and metta/loving-kindness practice, with in-class writing exercises. Meditations will aid us in dropping deeper into the body and the present moment. From that centered place, we will then write (in all forms: poetry, fiction, essay). We will learn how the present moment can be a source of inspiration and wonderful, constant writing prompts! We will also learn how to use writing itself as a way to check in with the present moment.
Participants will leave with not only new writing but also new tools and practices to deeply inhabit the body and facilitate more creativity.
This workshop is great for both beginning and experienced writers.
- Skill Level: All writers or enthusiasts over the age of 18. No prior writing experience is necessary.
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- Workshop Date: This workshop has ended.
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