From IWWG member Janice O'Brien, who works at Wainwright House:
Writing from The Heart:
Finding Your Own Voice Workshop
Saturday, April 12, 2008 – 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wainwright House, Rye, NY
Presenter: Nancy Slonim Aronie
Reclaim your voice using your own language, your own rhythms and your own story. By honoring your instincts, not trying to sound like a “WRITER” or trying to get an A from the teacher, you’ll tap your inner source of creativity and unleash the voice inside of you.
In this workshop, you’ll enter a safe space where you can celebrate who you are without judgment, without evaluation and without your mental censor. When you shake the inner critic of your "artist", you have a good shot at shaking the inner critic of your life. You will laugh, cry and turn your pain into gold. You will write with renewed innocence and astounding power. You cannot be wrong because the truth is healing and writing the truth is always right.
Nancy Slonim Aronie has been a college teacher (Trinity College and Harvard University); a magazine columnist (McCall’s); and is a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. She is the author of Writing from the Heart, Hyperion, currently in its sixth printing. She received the Eric Bok Teacher of the Year award at Harvard for two consecutive years and was the recipient of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Artist in Residence “Eye of the Beholder” award. Her weekly radio talk show, “Writing from the Heart” will begin on Lime Radio, Sirius satellite May 26th. She teaches the Chilmark Writing Workshop in her home on Martha’s Vineyard.
Wainwright House is the nation’s oldest non-sectarian holistic learning center dedicated to inspiring greater understanding through body, mind, spirit and community. In this sacred space we offer initiatives, programs and affinity groups in spiritual exploration, health and healing, and environmental awareness. Cost: $120 members / $130 non-members. Pre-registration is required. Register online at wainwright.org or call 914-967-6080