Befriend the Block
Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom
Day of the Week: Saturday
Time: 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Class Level: Beginning
Genre: Creative Process
• Regular: $52.50
• Member: $47.25
• Low-Income: $36.75
Accepting and normalizing so-called "blocks" can help us see writing as a practice, rather than a stab at perfection. Like any spiritual or athletic undertaking, writing is a process of development. This class is for beginning writers who want to hone in on the purpose behind their work, and for experienced writers interested in re-calibrating their creative juices.
We will explore the purpose of a writer's practice through reflective writing and discussion, and consider how we choose our writing material. Or does our material choose us? Also, what is the purpose behind our writing? What pressures can compromise that purpose? Objectives for this class are for writers to have the space and support to reflect on their writing practice as a learning curve, and to recover a sense of purpose, with the goal of normalizing "blocks" as a part of every creative process.
At our disposal will be writing prompts, discussion points, and lecture segues from resources by Julia Cameron, Lee Gutkind, Anne Lamott, and Priscilla Long, among others. Writers will leave better understanding their writing process as an ongoing process, and with a plan to protect their practice. $3 copy fee.