Hello friends, colleagues, and fellow writers!
We are halfway through the first month of 2018 and I have been busy planning the workshops, online courses, writing groups, and other activities for the year ahead. I have some exciting offerings in the works and I invite you to join me!
CATALYST: A Monthly Multi-Genre Writing Group – STARTS FEBRUARY 1
The premise of this group is that writing is a catalyst, a process and expression that effects change, both personal and social. Writing affirms life and our struggles. We use it to explore society, the world, our histories, and experiences. By writing in community, we develop trusting relationships and create a safe—and brave—space, which allows us to be vulnerable, and in turn, empowered. When we are empowered and equipped with our stories, told in our own words, from our own perspective, we make change. Suggested sliding scale, $15-$60, no one turned away for lack of funds. Check out the participation guidelines to see if this is the right group for you!
Writing as a Sacred Path, March 4 – April 15
This guided discussion group will work with the book Writing as a Sacred Path: A Practical Guide to Writing with Passion and Purpose by Jill Jepson. Each week participants will read from the text and complete one or more writing prompts. I will distill the main ideas in the readings and offer some thoughts and reflections. There will be a facilitated discussion space to discuss and reflect on the ideas in the book as well as a space to share writings inspired by the prompts. Suggested sliding scale, $40-$150, limited to 8 participants.
New Writing Prompts
If you’ve been following me on social media, you may have seen a few new writing prompts come across your newsfeed: Writing the Everyday and What Nature Teaches Us. If you are so inclined, I encourage you to test out the prompts and see where they take you in your writing. And, please let me know how it goes! I’m always looking for feedback and wanting to know more about your experience with writing.
I have a few other self-guided tutorials in the works as well that I will announce soon. In the meantime, I hope to connect with you online and otherwise. As always, feel free to email me at email@example.com or on social media with any questions, comments, suggestions, or ideas!
Here’s to a fabulous, fierce, and creative 2018!
Liz Burke-Cravens, EdD