I’ve been teaching Creative Writing for Social Work at the University of Iowa School of Social Work since 1999, exploring the use of creative writing as a tool for personal transformation and social activism. Writing offers us a way to make sense of what happens in our lives, and it can help us to imagine … Continue reading Journal Writing Workshop for Caregivers
https://uisharedservices.wufoo.com/forms/creative-writing-workshop-for-social-workers Register The University of Iowa is known nationally as "The Writing University," and our institution boasts a rich tradition of great writing and an early and enduring commitment to the creative arts. Iowa’s tradition of writing has been guided by the principle that, though writing is a solitary practice, it’s one significantly enriched by … Continue reading 31st Annual Creative Writing Workshop for Social Workers
Sierra Writers Conference Feb 10-12 - Stories that Matter; (Re)Imagining Past and Future
Enroll now for online fall workshops and writing groups, starting in September:Workshops include instruction, writing prompts/ten minute free-writes and facilitated discussion of participants' work. Previous writing experience is not necessary, focus is on exploration, personal investigation, and discovery of each person’s unique writing voice. Creating Character: Characters show us who they are when we pay attention. This workshop … Continue reading Fall Writing Groups &Workshops
Join this free, facilitated writing workshop designed to lift spirits, inspire creativity and bring writers together in a supportive, informative atmosphere.
In a time like this, writing can help us to transcend our circumstances, and to give us a sense of connection with the higher good. Write for the side effects, you'll feel better.
Image by VIRGINIA THOMSEN from Pixabay "The truth will set you free, but not until it's finished with you." David Foster Wallace Have choices you made in the past led to consequences that are still working themselves out? When you look back on those turning points, have you felt that the truth was right there … Continue reading the truth in 100 words
Our most creative and original writing is often spontaneous and intuitive. Responding to writing prompts within a limited time frame can help you to write without over-thinking. This is why I offer fifteen minute writing prompts in workshops and classes.
We are the stories we tell ourselves. Image by Sabine Van Erp The stories we live become the stories we tell, and the stories we tell become the stories we live. What stories do you tell yourself? Are they reinforcing beliefs that no longer serve you? Writing can help us to heal by transforming the … Continue reading Writing to Heal