Tapping into the Creative Power of Writer’s Block
July 16-21, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights
Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.
What if your writer’s block is your greatest teacher? Are you haunted by what you are not writing? Do you feel like you and your writing have abandoned each other? Do you struggle to sculpt the time required to practice your craft? Would you rather have written than write?
Our creative blocks hold messages for us, and by paying attention to those blocks and inquiring into their hidden gifts, we can unleash their creative power. This process-oriented workshop with award-winning author Laraine Herring, MFA, MA, is for all those who have found—or find—themselves stuck in their creative process.
You will learn:
Using deep inquiry, writing exercises, movement, and breath work, (and the occasional monkey puppet!), you will practice moving into, rather than away from, your stuck places so you can embrace and see the purpose of all parts of the creative process, not only the production stage.
You return home with a more balanced relationship between you and your work and enjoy a healthier and happier path forward.
Laraine Herring is an accomplished writer and teacher with an MFA in creative writing and an MA in counseling psychology. Her workshops blend curiosity, play, and keen self-observation, using breath, movement, and the wisdom of the body to help writers break through creative blocks.
Building on a 25-year foundation of teaching the craft of writing and a 20-year practice of yoga, she merges mind and body to help people create dynamic stories. She is the director of the creative writing program at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona, and works as a book consultant for Tracking Wonder. She is also the founder and Head Monkey of Fierce Monkey Tribe, and serves as faculty for the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
Winner of the Barbara Deming Award for Women and the author of three novels, Laraine has also written Writing Begins with the Breath, The Writing Warrior (named by Poets & Writers Magazine as a top 10 book for writers), and On Being Stuck: Tapping into the Creative Power of Writer’s Block.
Dive into the obstacles in your writing process and discover the revelations they hold for you.
Shift your perceptions about what is holding you back so you can come to your projects with more ease and joy.
Take your writing to the next level by learning new skills for relaxing and tapping into your unlimited creativity and intuition.
Download a sample schedule.
Bring a journal, paper, pen, or computer—whatever you prefer to use to write.
On Being Stuck: Tapping into the Creative Power of Writer’s Block, Laraine Herring
Writers and anyone who has experienced, or is experiencing, creative blocks
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*
Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:
Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.
*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
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