Clive Matson writes from an itch in his body

The Mind-Body Crazy Child One-Day Workshop

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.


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.


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2-Busy-2-Write Writers’ Group

Every other Tuesday.

These mini-Crazy Child Workshops meet at 7-9pm on a Tuesday night for those who are too busy to otherwise do the writing they love. Clive will introduce an exercise and then leave the writers in piece for a whole hour. The second hour is for sharing writers’ work.

The suggested donation is $20 per workshop. (If you bring healthy cookies to share, suggested donation is less.) RSVP to Clive at (510)508-5149/(510)654-6495 or email