Year of Experiments Webinars
September 2019, I will host a free writing webinar once a month for seven months. The spirit of these webinars is playful, with the intention to generate new writing and start to learn more about how our imaginations work. Come with an open mind and curious demeanor. Leave with a few new sentences (or pages) and a cool creative experience that supports you in “outside the box” thinking.
Why play? Why experiment? Why do this together, live?
HERE’S WHY: I believe that if we want to write stories and memoirs that contribute something new to the cultural conversation, we have to think outside the box. That requires working with the imagination directly, by bringing awareness to our own entry points and pathways as writers. Every week in my Into the Flash online class, I offer a MINDFUL FLOW exercise. This is a mindfulness-inspired exercise I design specifically for writers to help them approach their imaginations and creative practices in fresh ways. Now, you can have access to these teachings for free, by joining me live once a month.
The Mindful Flow exercises we’ll do during these webinars will assure that you can a) work around writing ruts, b) write with radical empathy and precision, and c) create work that speaks to the human predicament in meaningful ways.
Mindful flow isn’t a new concept. Numerous scholars and scientists address mindful or creative flow. In my former life as a Montessori middle school teacher, “flow” was a guiding principle in the environment I created. (For persuasive research, check out Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life).
THE DATES: All webinars will run approximately 1 hour.
Tuesday, Sept 10 at 12noon Eastern
Tuesday, Oct 1 at 12noon Eastern
Friday, Nov 8 at 2pm Eastern
Tuesday, December 3 at 12noon eastern
Extra #livewriting bonus sessions in December:
Monday, December 9, 11am-12noon Eastern
Tuesday, December 10, 5-6pm Eastern
Saturday, December 14, 2:30-3:30pm Eastern
Monday, December 16, 3-4pm Eastern
Tuesday, December 17, 1:30-2:30 Eastern
Monday, January 27 at 4pm Eastern
Friday, February 28 at 3pm Eastern
Tuesday, March 17 at 12noon Eastern
After you register, you’ll receive an email with instructions for downloading Zoom (a free livestreaming app) and our webinar link. A few days before we meet, I’ll send a reminder email with the link and a supply list of any needed materials (nothing extravagant!). You’ll get the webinar link again 15 minutes prior to each webinar. Registration is free, and you will be signed up for the entire series. Come to one, or all!