Linda Trichter Metcalf, PhD Teacher, author, creator of Proprioceptive Writing®
Linda Trichter Metcalf, hailed as a pioneering thinker in the field of writing education, is the creator of Proprioceptive Writing (PW). PW is a revolutionary method for connecting inner hearing and expanding consciousness through writing.
Dr. Metcalf received her master's degree and her doctorate in literature from New York University. In the mid-1970s, she was appointed assistant professor at Pratt Institute. There, while searching for ways to help students find a writing voice, she combined her background in literature and textual analysis with a new interest in personal consciousness and original teaching methods to create the practice now known as Proprioceptive Writing.
In 1978 Dr. Metcalf and her partner, Dr. Tobin Simon, left academia to found the Proprioceptive Writing Center—located first in Portland, Maine, then New York City, then Oakland, California—all the time continuing to develop and deepen PW theory and practice.
In 2002, they published Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice, enabling PW to be practiced throughout the world.
Since 2000, the PW Center has been offering online classes through its website. Currently it offers 3- and 5-day PW Immersions; conference call studies in Writing the Mind Alive; foundational courses in the Proprioceptive Method; and private, small group, and distance learning, including PW facilitator and teacher-training programs.
Dr. Metcalf and other PW teachers present workshops at such venues as Kripalu Center, Omega Institute, and Esalen Institute.