Writing Workshop - Pause, Play, Repeat
Date: 6 Thursdays, April 20 - May 25, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Classroom 5A (Building 27)
Instructor: Dana Meachen Rau
Tuition: $165, Members save 10%
Are you a writer needing to carve out some creative time?
A non-writer who has always wanted to write?
An artist who wants to venture into a new medium?
This workshop is for you!
Once a week, for six weeks, we’ll pause from our personal and professional obligations to play with words, with a promise that we we’ll repeat it as a habit. Each class, I’ll present an inspirational reading, image, or activity and we’ll discuss. We’ll let that prompt us to write for 30 to 40 minutes of uninterrupted time to see what bits of ourselves escape onto paper. Then we’ll reconvene and chat. We won’t critique each other’s work. Instead, we’ll offer encouragement and gratefulness for any bit of our voices and stories we’re willing to share.
No pressure, no judgement, and no homework. The practice of writing is just that—practice. Prompts lead to discovery of ideas, emotions, characters, and other special bits. My hope is that you will find a comfortable, safe, and brave space that meets you where you are on your own unique journey as a writer.
Journal and writing utensil (or laptop if preferred).
About the Instructor
Dana Rau has written more than 350 books for children in a variety of genres. She graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, with degrees in both creative writing and art history, and has worked in the publishing world as an editor, author, and illustrator. Since attending Vermont College of Fine Arts for her master’s degree in Writing for Children and Young Adults, she has also taught writing and literature classes at the University of Hartford, the Highlights Foundation, the Mark Twain House, and the Farmington Valley Arts Center. She is also a mixed media artist. Dana lives in Burlington, Connecticut.