Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Connect To the Creative Writer Within: A Workshop


If you write memoirs or other non-fiction you may think that the creative writer’s province is the world of fiction.  But every writer has a creative center that is the spark lighting the fire of the ideas and desires that spur you to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard!). Awakening to yourself as a creative being means enhancing your ability to play with the abandon of the child. Doing so brings the great joy of giving your creative energy to the world in tangible ways.  Join us for this innovative workshop to tap into your creative center.

Connect To The Creative Writer Within

Saturday April 5, 2014
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express,  120 N. Pottstown Pike
Exton, PA 19341

Cost:  Early bird special $99 if paid by March 15, 2014.  After that, cost is $120.   Includes light refreshments, coffee, tea and lunch.  

To Register:  Checks should be made payable to: Women’s Writing Circle and sent to Women's Writing Circle, 75 Jennifer Drive, Chester Springs, PA  19425.  Include email address with check. Questions, email Susan G. Weidener:  sgweidener@comcast.net

This workshop awakens your creative center by working with the magic of the three muses referenced by Plutarch: Melete or Practice, who is born from the movement of water, Mneme or Memory, who makes sound by striking the air, and Aoide or Song who is embodied only in the human voice.

So bring your journal, an open mind and heart and a sense of adventure!

There will be ample time for sharing and reading work to the group and in breakout sessions.

Writers of all genres are welcome. You will receive:

(1) An understanding of how inspiration works

(2) How to generate inspiration as an active skill

(3) Simple techniques to avoid the dreaded ‘writers block’

(4) How to learn to trust the blank canvas

(5) An understanding of the roots of procrastination

(6) Proven techniques to stay motivated on creative work.

(7) Have fun connecting with the creative center within

Handouts provided. You are welcome to bring a current project if one is available to work with during the day.



Where:  PLEASE  NOTE.  Instead of the Fairfield Inn as originally scheduled, we will meet instead at:
Holiday Inn Express Exton
120 N Pottstown Pike
Exton, PA 19341
P. (610) 524.9000
F. (610) 524.7259


The Holiday Inn Express is located in the heart of the beautiful and historic Brandywine Valley 30 miles west of Philadelphia, provides easy access to the Downingtown exit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and has ample free parking. 



Instructors: 
  
Cathleen O’Connor, PhD is a metaphysician, best-selling author, speaker and intuitive coach who loves to empower women through boundaries and balance. She is the author of several books including her 2014 Amazon International Best-Seller in the Self-Help and Self-Esteem category, High Heels on the Hamster Wheel (Balboa Press, 2013). Cathleen, known as “The Balance Whisperer,” believes in the power of the mind and heart to co-create miracles in all areas of life. Visit Cathleen’s website: www.cathleenoconnor.com

Susan G. Weidener is a former journalist with The Philadelphia Inquirer and the author of two critically-acclaimed memoirs, Again in a Heartbeat, a memoir of love, loss and dating again and Morning at Wellington Square. Susan has a BA in Literature from American University and a master's in education from the University of Pennsylvania. A writing coach and editor, she created the Women’s Writing Circle, a support and critique group for writers in suburban Philadelphia. www.susanweidener.com


Who Should Take This Workshop: Suitable for women writers of all levels and experience. Women’s Writing Circle workshops are designed to be intimate and there are a limited number of slots.

What To Bring: Writing tools: pens, paper, and/or laptop.

For more information about Women's Writing Circle Workshops: http://www.susanweidener.com/p/susans-workshops-and-retreats.html
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