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Saturdays, Feb 27 - Mar 20
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Class meets weekly for 4 meetings
Genre: Journaling 
Semester:
  • Winter/Spring 2021
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Room: Classroom 3

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Journaling 1: Engineering Surprise for Creativity and Self-Discovery

Surprise is an important element in any writer’s work. One reason? It’s a good lie detector. When we’ve failed to surprise ourselves, it’s often because we haven’t surrendered control. Instead, we allow our fears to dictate where we should go, what we should think, and especially how we should write. The danger in this passivity is we lose ourselves, which is why surprise focuses our attention. It demands action. Surprise is what helps us loosen our grip on the world, so at the very least, we must shift.

So how can we shift? How can we invite risk? In this class, we will explore hacks to spark surprise into our lives and onto the page. We’ll journal and engage our own creative practices, and the great news is that you do not need experience at all to join. We will write, listen, and share, with all of our sharing being focused on ourselves. No one else. Whether you are a sporadic starter and stopper like me, or a seasoned journaler, this class is designed to spark and/or reinvigorate your passion for writing and discovery.

Please note: This class is an online class. To participate, students must have a stable internet connection with a computer or device with a webcam and microphone.

 

Dates:
  • February 27
  • March 6
  • March 13
  • March 20
The MuseTeacher: Amanda Gomez
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Open to: writers of all levels of experience