Sense Writing Two-Day Workshop
April 20 and 27th in Park Slope, Brooklyn
12:30 - 4 p.m.
April 28 and May 5th in Red Hook, Brooklyn
12:30 - 4 p.m.
Re-imagine the writing process as both a sensual and intellectual process. This innovative, seven-hour writing workshop uses memory and life stories to explore and refine the connection between your senses, emotions, and imagination to open up new dimensions in your work.
•Learn to reduce anxiety to fully inhabit the world of your writing.
•Slow down to uncover the intrinsic structures of craft.
•Practice the techniques in guided exercises between sessions and complete one to two pieces of creative non-fiction.
Because the focus of the approach is on what is felt and "tangible" rather than abstract ideas of "good writing," writers of all levels and genres learn to bypass judgment, immerse themselves fully in their writing, and find pleasure in all the stages of the craft. Open to anyone looking to overcome ineffective creative habits and make more art. Sense Writing includes in-class and out of class writing exercises and sharing in a supportive environment. Our exercises are unique in that they integrate simple visualizations and physical exercises designed to ease your nervous system, free up your voice, and refine your craft.
Madelyn Kent has served on the faculty of NYU/Tisch teaching playwriting, screenwriting, and memoir writing. The developer of "Sense Writing," she has held workshops and classes in North America and abroad. She has completed multi-year trainings in Somatic Education techniques of Feldenkrais ATM and Fleming Elastics. Peggy Stafford, a MacDowell fellow, has taught creative writing at the University of Washington’s Summer Program, and playwriting at Seattle Repertory Theatre and Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue Committee. Madelyn and Peggy have worked together for several years initiating and creating collaborative environments. More about us at: http://www.pearstudios.org