Monday, September 30, 2013

Inspiration and Creativity - A Writing Workshop

Writing is energizing.  It is a source of renewal.  Yet often we sabotage our desire to write and uncover the stories within us.
 
How do we unlock the creativity and inspiration that may have lain dormant within us due to the demands on our time and our own quest for perfection? 
 
When two women in the Circle offered their 1950s-style bungalow backing up to a wooded enclave for a writing workshop, it seemed the perfect place to devote a morning to ourselves before the hectic pace of the holidays.  Together we will ponder those demons that stifle creativity. Am I good enough?  Why would anyone care what I have to say?  Why do I feel guilty spending time to write? We focus on fun and informative ways to tap into our muse and stimulate stories. Join us at Jan and Flo's for inspiration and creativity.


Inspiration and Creativity:  A Writing Workshop

Created by Susan G. Weidener

Saturday, Nov. 16  

10 a.m. to 1 p.m

202 Millcreek Road, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

What to expect:
  • Learn how we block our creative spirit and stifle inspiration.
  • Reconnect with your voice as a writer.
  • Discover simple writing techniques to create story.
  • Time to write.

Through discussion, writing prompts and opportunities to read aloud our work, this workshop offers tools and techniques to begin or fine tune a writing project.   

Open to writers of all genres and experience levels. Bring your favorite writing tools: Notebooks, laptops, pens and pencils.

Cost: $25.  Checks should be made payable to Women’s Writing Circle and sent to 75 Jennifer Drive, Chester Springs, PA  19425.  For more information, contact Susan Weidener at: sgweidener@comcast.net 

Where:  The home of Flo Shore and Jan Backes, located in Plymouth Meeting with easy access to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Free street parking.  Light refreshments served.

Instructor: An author, editor and former journalist with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Susan Weidener leads writing workshops and started the Women’s Writing Circle, www.susanweidener.com a support and critique group for writers in suburban Philadelphia. Susan is the author of two memoirs, Again in a Heartbeat, which is about being widowed at a young age, and its sequel, Morning at Wellington Square, a woman’s search for passion and renewal in middle age. Susan is interested in how women can find their voice through writing and storytelling.  Her most recent work appears in an anthology of original stories about women’s changing and challenging roles in society called Slants of Light: Stories and Poems From the Women's Writing Circle.  Susan lives in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.  
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