I'm offering a master class on mindful writing in-person at White Mountains Community College (Berlin, NH campus) on Friday, May 6, 2022. This event is free to the community. Space is limited. Register here.
Writing can become much more fulfilling and joyful if we think of it as happening right Now. Whenever we overlook the present moment, we give up rewarding writing experiences in exchange for stress, procrastination, boredom, and shortchanged creativity. It’s a poor bargain. This interactive session focuses on how to use mindful writing techniques to write with more peace and productivity. We cover the basics of mindful writing, including impermanence, audience ghosts, monkey mind, and preconceptions about our writing ability. Participants gain hands-on practice with several mindful writing techniques. Geared for participants ages 13 and older, this master class is designed for people who occasionally or often struggle with writing, who teach writing, as well as for participants who don’t struggle with a writing block but are interested in picking up skills. The strategies apply to creative, academic, professional, and personal kinds of writing.
If you're attending this master class, you're also cordially invited to two other events happening that day on campus as part of the 2022 North Country Writers' Day: my book signing and reading of Battle of Silicon Valley at Daybreak and the Release Party for Under the Madness Magazine. More info about these events available here.