The Crazy Child One-Day Workshops
The next Crazy Child Workshop is this Saturday, March 8, in Middletown.
We are close to our creative source when the child within speaks its mind and ignores any critical or editorial voices. In the morning we will let that “Crazy Child” write. And when the exercise is shared, the workshop as a whole will likely point to several sentences and say, “Those images are striking!” or “That scene is full of power!” These are clues for the afternoon’s exercise, or we may follow our inner sense of the story and let the Child write freely again. Technically, this is proprioceptive writing – dealing with the stories and images contained in our nervous systems – and it gives texture and flair to all kinds of writing.
We are usually surprised by how much writing we do in these workshops, and by its competence. Three participants, for example, submitted their stories to a recent anthology; all three were accepted, one won third prize and another won first prize.
For beginners, for developing writers and for professionals who want to expand their horizons.
Saturdays, 10am – 5pm, once a month
One-day workshops are free to participants in the current sessions of 10-week Workshops, Novel Workshops, and Novel’s Arc.
Sign up with the Crazy Child Meetup Group! First-timers are eligible for a 50% discount when registering through this group.
The Mind-Body Crazy Child One-Day Workshops
We are close to our creative source when the child within speaks its mind and ignores any critical or editorial voices.
In the spirit of the Crazy Child and the Rebel Saint, this workshop will combine Clive’s synergetic teaching style – opening ourselves and writing up to positive group reflection – with Tressa’s meditations that will guide us to a more spacious opening within. These outer and inner techniques, when combined, are a doorway to creative impulses that are often blocked by the “noise” of everyday life. Relaxing and quieting the mind, tapping into body sensations (feelings), we are more attuned to what the Crazy Child wants to express through writing. To Be and Become Writing.
Cost is $85. Contact (415)668-0122.
The last Mind-Body Workshop took place Saturday February 1, 10:00am-5:00pm in Oakland.
Tressa Berman, Ph.D. is an anthropologist, author and dharma practitioner. She has worked with cultural creatives around the world – from the red desert of Australia to the Midnight Sun of northern Norway. A former student of Zen Master Sasaki Roshi, she was ordained as a lay monk at the San Francisco Zen Center, and is currently in Vipassana training at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society.