Writing as Practice

with Shastri Ellen Rook

August 14th—August 28th

Date details +
  • $60 Patron Fee
  • $45 Program Fee
  • ...or pay what you can afford
Room: Meditation Hall

Using Nathalie Goldberg’s “Writing Down the Bones,” participants will dive into contemplative writing, Each evening will include meditation practice (instruction available), free writing with prompt and sharing our love of reading and writing.

This three evening course will focus on a different “Rule of Writing Practice” and if you will not be available for all three evenings, it’s possible to attend on a drop-in basis (suggested donation, $15-20 per evening. If you can’t afford the suggested amount, you’re always welcome to attend and pay what you can.)

Tuesday, August 14 Keep the hand moving
Tuesday, August 21 Be Specific
Tuesday, August 28 Go for the Jugular

Open to all. Optional text “Writing Down the Bones: Discovering the Writer Within.” Copies will be available at the Center.

Sample schedule:

6:30 Welcome, introductions, sitting meditation instruction and practice
7:00 Introduction to the writing guideline, q & a
7:15 Ten minute write
7:25 Walking meditation instruction and practice
7:30 Ten minute write
7:40 Sharing (optional, without critique)
7:50 Group writing project 
8:00 Discussion & socializing in community room
8:30 Program ends