We are hosting a very special day of moving the pen and moving our bodies.
We’ve got Laurie Wagner coming from the Bay Area to share her work, which she calls Wild Writing, a timed writing process that allows us to tell our stories with ease, depth and out of the box creativity.
Starting with a poem and a jump-off line, we’ll keep the pen moving for 15 minutes, never letting it leave the page. By writing without stopping, we’ll push past our inner critic, and our judgements, letting go of ideas about good and bad writing.
If we’re lucky we may stumble into the fertile imagination that lingers within us, conjuring stories and memories that are waiting to be written.
After we write, we read our work aloud. We don’t critique, we just witness each other. This technique, while very therapeutic, is also a wonderful way to jumpstart any writing project because it helps you get to the chewy nougat of what you are trying to say.
Wild Writing is intimate and powerful work. You don’t need to be a writer to join us, just someone who wants to land on the page in a deep and authentic way.
The day includes lots of Wild Writing as well as reading and sharing our work. After lunch we will take a break to do some movement with Prescott resident, Delisa Myles.