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Looking for a creatively-safe, encouraging place to find or hone your writing voice? To learn more about the craft? To find your tribe?
In the Rocklin, Roseville, Lincoln, Loomis, Granite Bay or surrounding foothill area?
Whether you're a new writer, a journal writer, or a veteran who may be feeling "blocked," join writer/published author and expressive arts facilitator Terri Kent-Enborg ... and awaken the writer within!(Many students come from my business page. Thus, RSVP totals here will be inaccurate.)
How Are These Workshops Different?
Over the last couple of years, writing practice (aka "freewriting") groups have sprung up throughout the region. So why choose my workshops?
As a regularly-published writer and award-winning exhibiting artist (with a focus on narrative filmmaking), I have spent well over two decades (a lifetime, really) immersed in the creative process. For over ten years, I have taught and facilitated creative writing and arts for adults and children, further creating a program to bring expressive/therapeutic writing and art to homeless and developmentally disabled persons.
To build and maintain a productive, creatively safe workshop, it is imperative that an instructor possess working knowledge of both creative process and group dynamics. Honed experience is key and I am humbled to say that both clients and peers cite my ability to hold a creatively-safe space -- one that allows a writer to explore the tender places where creativity tends to nest. I strive to find a balance between creative nurturing and, as needed, a gentle nudge.
Some of my clients have gone on to publish books, employ my methodology in psychotherapy groups, and write articles for publication. Others have simply continued to write solely for the healing benefits of the process.
In addition to classes that employ "freewriting" practice, I also offer classes that explore the elements of fiction, critique groups, writing to heal, scene building, method writing, and more. Together, we learn, laugh (sometimes cry a little), and have a splendid time.
Join us in the spirit of creativity and community!
Learn to tame and exploit your inner critic
Bring all of the senses into your writing
Make your reader feel emotion
Write as a healing modality
Learn about character building and fiction elements
Key aspects of scene building
Poetry as a meditative form
These are classes rather than informal meetups; thus, registration is required via payment. Email Terri (here on Meetup, via her website, or through her Facebook business page) for mailing address.Space limited. Registration is due one week prior to workshop-start date. Non-refundable after first meeting. Payable by check. Email instructor for mailing address. Classes are located in instructor's studio (attached to home) in "old Rocklin." Directions provided upon registration.
"Terri's capacity for holding each participant's uniqueness and vulnerability has allowed my work to take shape." -Meg (workshop participant)
"Terri's classes are incredibly inspiring. The environment she creates is the perfect blend of safe-creative-space meets challenge-yourself-to-grow. I always felt supported and understood while I grew as a writer. I left class buzzing with ideas and motivation. It's because of Terri and my experiences in her classes that I am now writing! I recommend her classes for anyone wanting to write or already writing--get ready for a life-changing, memorable experience." - Sarah (class participant and author of soon-to-be-released children's book: "Everyone Has Something. Together We Can."
"As I keep firing chapters at you I wanted to take a moment to tell you how grateful I am to have you to work with."Kim (coaching client turned author)
Note: Currently, an organization is providing "teacher certifications," en masse, via a weekend-long training. While I whole-heartedly support this organization's understanding of writing as a modality that belongs to all, teaching/facilitating creative writing classes is another matter.
FALL/WINTER OFFERINGS - 2013.
I. Awaken the Writer Within (formerly Free the Writer)
This class offers opportunities for both "expressive" writing and "literary" writing.
Employing exercises designed to silence your inner critic, this workshop will help you access your freshest ideas and get your prose down on the page. Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to read your work aloud in a safe, nurturing atmosphere (only if you choose) and learn to give/receive positive feedback.
We meet amid the casual atmosphere that is the instructor's studio. To assure a communicative learning environment with maximum interpersonal exchange, each class is kept to a maximum of 7.
"Writing practice" will be employed in this class. However, Terri moves beyond the typical word-prompt model. Additionally, each class includes one "touchstone lesson," including befriending/exploiting your inner critic, accessing authentic voice, sensory writing, visualization and more. If you'd like feedback, your fellow participants will be guided to note what resonated, appealed, intrigued or enthralled.
Dates: Winter Dates Posted Soon
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Place: The instructor's small-but-cozy art studio space in "old" Rocklin.
(Directions provided upon registration.)
Rate: $115 per 4-week session (creative "stimulation" package - discounted from $125)
Registration held with payment and due one week prior to workshop-start date. Non-refundable after first meeting. Payable by check. Email instructor for mailing address.
First time participants can inquire about an introductory rate. Email Terri.