“Writing Together in These Times”
This ongoing group with writer China Galland opens to new members as of Thursday, April 5th, 2018: 7 pm to 9 pm
Members commit to four weeks at a time for a fee of $192 per four (4) sessions. Enrollment is limited, admission only by phone interview with China Galland.
To schedule an interview, please email: [masked]
Prior writing experience is not required; a strong commitment is.
The class builds on the particular energy that grows when we gather with the shared intention to locate and express the truth of our lives, whether in fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Designed to deepen your work as well as to help you break through any obstacles in your writing path, meetings combine writing time with opportunities for reading aloud from your work in class or your work at home.
In the class, we'll begin with a short silent reflection, then move into brief check-ins before we start writing. I'll include discussion of strategies for disarming the inner critic and give you exercises to help ignite your writing.
I’ll also provide ways to catch ourselves off guard and work from edgier places than we usually do. Together, we’ll create a safe container in which we can explore the worlds of possibilities in our souls.
China Galland is the award-winning author of six books, including: “Love Cemetery, Unburying the Secret History of Slaves” (HarperOne); “Longing for Darkness, Tara and the Black Madonna” (Penguin); “The Bond Between Women, a Journey to Fierce Compassion” (Penguin /Riverhead). She has also written for “The Washington Post,” “Ms. Magazine”, “D Magazine,” “Tricyle,” “Outside,” and other publications.
Here’s what her students say: “China’s class is a weekly oasis of creativity and inquiry and nourishing soul sustenance.” – Aninha Livingstone
“China Galland is a national treasure! Her class merges the spiritual with the mundane and teaches the art of writing authentically.” – Debrenia Madison
“The writing group China Galland offers is a vital space where my work is welcomed and nurtured. She and the other members of the group are powerful allies, supporting the process of expressing what I need and want to say. China's group is indispensable to my writing.” - Tony Lawlor