CONJURING WITH WORDS
The creative writing process can be somewhat isolating at times, but you can also cultivate a healthy relationship to writing. Find warm peer support as well expert guidance and critique at my 6-session Conjuring With Words Workshop in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.
10 years ago, I was teaching in a Community Adult School by lecturing on narrative technique in front of a blackboard, guiding group critique of participants’ short stories, and giving reading assignments. When I began facilitating ‘Conjuring With Words’ in a workshop setting, I had essentially translated my MFA program’s academic approach into the community setting.
I soon discovered that by emphasizing support rather than top-down information, group members were freed to assimilate information more naturally, and also to find their own voices.
Now the group is more relaxed. The space at Kismet Cowork in Chestnut Hill was designed to promote creativity and collaboration, and the percentage of repeat members is a testament to the fact that lively, non-competitive interaction is the antidote to the isolation writers may suffer from.
Limit: 6 participants.