In Our Own Voices Writing Intensive
Using simple writing exercises that tap into our intuition, we will generate material that brings to the surface the story we are compelled to tell. Intuitive writing gives us a key to unlock our own unique and authentic voice. We will create beauty and clarity on the page through the power of our innate wisdom.
What makes stories come alive on the page? How can we inhabit our characters and “show” rather than “tell”? How can we use the ordinary as a setting for extraordinary events and move the story along by the character’s inner conflicts? Whether you are interested in personal writing or fiction, this workshop will give you tips to make your work sing.
In the morning, we’ll generate material and explore ways to unlock our inner voice. In the afternoon, we’ll discuss the elements of craft with a focus on character development and the use of tension to move the story along.
Wendy Brown-Báez is the creator of “Writing Circles for Healing” writing workshops. Her essay, Why We Write: The Wounded and Enduring, appeared in Poets & Writers Magazine and Pilgrimage, and won the National Womens Book Association 2016 contest. Wendy is the author of the novel Catch a Dream, poetry books Ceremonies of the Spirit and transparencies of light, and has published poetry and prose in numerous literary journals, such as Borderlands, The Litchfield Review, Lavandería, Mizna, Water~Stone Review, and Peregrine anthologies such as The Chrysalis Reader, Wising Up Press, and The Heart of All That Is, as well as in on-line journals such as Interfaithing, The Feminine Collective, Talking Writing, and Duende. Wendy was awarded McKnight and MN State Arts Board grants to teach writing in non-profits. She teaches creative writing and memoir in community spaces such as schools, libraries, cafes, prisons, healing centers, churches, women’s retreats, yoga studios, and arts organizations.
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Bring your favorite notebook or blank book.
Bring something to keep you hydrated and a bag lunch if you desire; we have an hour for lunch if you wish to eat at a local cafe
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