About the Course:
In this 8 week class, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, we will play with various forms of creative writing (journal writing, poetry, personal essay, etc.), and learn new skills in engaging both our right and left brains in our writing practices.
We will stretch ourselves creatively & personally, dig into our stories, learn new things about who we are, and have fun in the process.
We will walk away with deeper understanding of ourselves and new creative thinking & writing skills.
Instead of working on mastering the craft of creative writing (though there is some of that involved) or learning how to get your work published (though this may help you get closer to that), this class focuses more on the way that creative writing can support your journey of self-discovery and personal growth. You will learn things in this class about yourself that may surprise you, and you will explore the words that help you articulate your authentic self.
There is an element of intimacy and friendship in this class that may be different from other creative writing classes. Though you will never be pressured to share something you’re not ready to share, the depth of personal exploration that goes on among the participants always results in a compassionate community where your stories are safe and valued.
Where: 891 St. Mary’s Road, Winnipeg (Good News Fellowship Church – with the large mural on the side of the building)
Cost: $150 CD
About the Instructor:
Heather Plett was born with a pen in her hand. Writing is her therapy, her creative expression, and her spiritual practice. She has multiple publishing credits for poetry, articles, and personal essays, and has recently completed a memoir about grief, transformation, and personal growth after giving birth to a stillborn son. In 2009, she was named Manitoba Communicator of the Year. She teaches business & PR writing at U of W, and also serves as a creative leadership coach and retreat facilitator. Read more here.
“I love to serve as a catalyst in a circle of people who are exploring their personal stories through creative expression. I see myself as a midwife, helping people to birth those truths, gifts, and stories that want to emerge from them. Few things energize me more than serving in this role.”
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