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Writing workshops in exotic locales with award-winning instructor Clive Matson, author of "Let The Crazy Child Write!" Open to writers at all levels - all you need is a wish to tap into the power of the creative unconscious in drafting and developing stories, poems, plays, and essays.

Upcoming events (5)

2-Busy-2-Write Writers' Group

Location visible to members

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE: This workshop will now be taking place via zoom or skype. Please email [masked] for information on how to join us. Take advantage of social isolation by focusing on creative endeavors! These workshops are a wonderful way to stay inspired and connected from the safety of your home. Are you busy? Too busy to do the writing you love to do? Do weeks go by without you putting pen to paper in a creative way? You are not alone. Join the the 2-Busy-2-Write writers group. It's a group of writers that will meet every Tuesday to write and share. You already know about Clive's all-day Crazy Child workshops on Saturdays. Well, these will be mini-Crazy Child workshops. We will meet at 7-9 pm every Tuesday night. Clive will introduce an exercise and then leave us to write in peace for a whole hour. Then we will share, on a voluntary basis, for the second hour. Workshop leaders will vary and include Clive, Jeanne Lupton and Carol Criss. The suggested donation is $10 The first workshop was held on April 1st, 2013. How is that for an auspicious start day? We've been meeting on Tuesdays since then! Check out Clive's website, www.matsonpoet.com to learn more about Clive and his writing.

Creative Writing Workshop

Temescal

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE: This workshop will now be taking place via zoom. Take advantage of social distancing by focusing on creative endeavors! These workshops are a wonderful way to stay inspired and connected from the safety of your home. If you're curious about writing, now is the time to join our workshops. We have openings in two groups, one meeting Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 9:30 pm and the other Friday mornings 10 am to 1 pm. At the moment we will hold these meetings via zoom. In our healthy future we will meet at my home in Temescal District, Oakland. You are invited to come to a meeting, for free, and find out how well it works for you. These groups have been meeting for forty years. We combine insights from Dorothea Brandt's Becoming a Writer (1934) and Peter Elbow's Writing Without Teachers (1973). We use inspired guidance from Diane di Prima's "Rant" from Pieces of a Song (2001), which proposes that we, each of us, come into this world with our own cosmology. This cosmology is a birthright and needs no alteration. Our writer's journey involves finding our view of the world, giving it respect, developing it, and expressing it in its own terms. Much inspired writing comes from these workshops. Many writers have opened doors into huge arenas of vivid stories, poems, essays, and novels they had no idea exist. Why do these groups work? Because we embrace the creative unconscious as the source of our inspiration, in accordance with Carl Jung's vision. And we give it simple appreciation. In these groups your first drafts, even very rough drafts, are read as portals into vivid, energetic writing. Our job is to help you go through the portals and gain confidence that you are the right person to do this -- to delve into your own creativity. Your unique way is the way that's best for your material. As one participant has written, "Thank you, Clive, for creating and holding the sacred space where decomposition of creative self-doubt can occur, and up-lifting, cultivation and refinement of one’s voice can rise up." Phone Clive at[masked] or email him at [masked] for more information on the workshops. Check out Clive's website, www.matsonpoet.com to learn more about Clive and his writing.

Creative Writing Workshop

Temescal

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE: This workshop will now be taking place via zoom. Take advantage of social distancing by focusing on creative endeavors! These workshops are a wonderful way to stay inspired and connected from the safety of your home. If you're curious about writing, now is the time to join our workshops. We have openings in two groups, one meeting Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 9:30 pm and the other Friday mornings 10 am to 1 pm. At the moment we will hold these meetings via zoom. In our healthy future we will meet at my home in Temescal District, Oakland. You are invited to come to a meeting, for free, and find out how well it works for you. These groups have been meeting for forty years. We combine insights from Dorothea Brandt's Becoming a Writer (1934) and Peter Elbow's Writing Without Teachers (1973). We use inspired guidance from Diane di Prima's "Rant" from Pieces of a Song (2001), which proposes that we, each of us, come into this world with our own cosmology. This cosmology is a birthright and needs no alteration. Our writer's journey involves finding our view of the world, giving it respect, developing it, and expressing it in its own terms. Much inspired writing comes from these workshops. Many writers have opened doors into huge arenas of vivid stories, poems, essays, and novels they had no idea exist. Why do these groups work? Because we embrace the creative unconscious as the source of our inspiration, in accordance with Carl Jung's vision. And we give it simple appreciation. In these groups your first drafts, even very rough drafts, are read as portals into vivid, energetic writing. Our job is to help you go through the portals and gain confidence that you are the right person to do this -- to delve into your own creativity. Your unique way is the way that's best for your material. As one participant has written, "Thank you, Clive, for creating and holding the sacred space where decomposition of creative self-doubt can occur, and up-lifting, cultivation and refinement of one’s voice can rise up." Phone Clive at[masked] or email him at [masked] for more information on the workshops. Check out Clive's website, www.matsonpoet.com to learn more about Clive and his writing.

2-Busy-2-Write Writers' Group

Location visible to members

CORONA VIRUS UPDATE: This workshop will now be taking place via zoom or skype. Please email [masked] for information on how to join us. Take advantage of social isolation by focusing on creative endeavors! These workshops are a wonderful way to stay inspired and connected from the safety of your home. Are you busy? Too busy to do the writing you love to do? Do weeks go by without you putting pen to paper in a creative way? You are not alone. Join the the 2-Busy-2-Write writers group. It's a group of writers that will meet every Tuesday to write and share. You already know about Clive's all-day Crazy Child workshops on Saturdays. Well, these will be mini-Crazy Child workshops. We will meet at 7-9 pm every Tuesday night. Clive will introduce an exercise and then leave us to write in peace for a whole hour. Then we will share, on a voluntary basis, for the second hour. Workshop leaders will vary and include Clive, Jeanne Lupton and Carol Criss. The suggested donation is $10 The first workshop was held on April 1st, 2013. How is that for an auspicious start day? We've been meeting on Tuesdays since then! Check out Clive's website, www.matsonpoet.com to learn more about Clive and his writing.

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Creative Writing Workshop

Temescal

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