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Wellness for Writers with Jen Knox

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT


Saturday, May 11 & 18, 10am-12pm; via Zoom
Instructor: Jen Knox
Nonmember: $145; Member: $125; Student/Educator/Mil $75



Class cancelled (will be rescheduled)

Between writer’s block, rejection letters, and tough critiques, the writing process can be an emotionally taxing experience. It’s easy for a writer to get discouraged. Many even abandon their practice completely. How do we support ourselves so we keep our creative engines burning, tell the truth without injuring ourselves, and manage the ups and downs of the writing life?

In this two-session workshop, we will combine writing and wellness practices to help writers develop a more mindful approach to their work. We’ll use meditation to tap creativity, explore the connection between self-compassion and craft, and look at how to mine raw personal material in a safe but effective way. By the end of this workshop, we’ll put these techniques into practice in order to write with momentum and heart, then revise with craft and focus.

This course is open to writers of all genres, backgrounds, and skill level, 18+ who write on a regular basis. 

What you can expect in this workshop: 

  • A nurturing and fun space to explore your deepest stories.
  • Wellness techniques for managing the ups and downs of the writing life and writing through and about difficult times.
  • Practice using these tools to generate authentic raw material to create a piece of work after the workshop.
  • Piece of authentic work.

Jen Knox teaches at Ohio State University and is the founder of Unleash Creatives. She combines her love of creativity with personal development and leadership in workshops she hosts around the world. Jen’s debut novel, We Arrive Uninvited, won the Steel Toe Books Award, and her collection, The Glass City, won the Press Americana Prize. Jen’s short writing appears in over a hundred journals and magazines, including McSweeney’s Internet Quarterly and The Saturday Evening Post. 


May 11
10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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