Mindfulness Writing Session

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Singapore Book Council

90 Goodman Road Blk E, 03-32

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Want to write the novel of your dreams, a memoir, poetry or screenplay that’s inside you waiting to find some form of expression. In this Mindfulness Writing Session, you will learn some specific techniques to bring your unique creative voice and story to life on the page. We will provide ways to help you break through writer’s block and procrastination, and generate new ideas for your writing. You will experience unique mindfulness meditations and exercises that will help quieten your inner critic and enable your authentic creative voice to bloom. There will be opportunities for you to meditate, write and get responses on your writing. Responses to your writing will help you further develop something you’ve already started. As Maya Angelou wrote: "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. Let’s help you release that story.

This session is suitable for writers who are stuck and wanting to find fresh ways to jump start the writing process.

Facilitator:

Amy Spies is a professional writer with credits in dramatic and comedic television, film, digital, video games, documentary as well as new and print media (see IMDB). She was part of the original development team of “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Melrose Place” and served as executive story editor, executive story consultant, and writer of many episodes of both. She wrote the movie “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, and an award-winning Electronic Arts transmedia story/game “Majestic”. She also was trained in teaching mindful self-compassion, and mindful based stress reduction and has created and developed a mindful writing curriculum which combines the practices of writing and mindfulness. She has taught Mindful Writing at USC, UCLA, and Insight LA, as well as for television writing staffs and individuals.

Amy will conduct a 3-day retreat on 15 to 17 February 2019, please view details here and contact shalini.damodaran03@gmail.com for enquiries.


Co-facilitator:

Shalini Damodaran is a writer, writing coach and teacher educator. She is an experienced Master Teacher specialized in the training of teacher leaders and teachers in the teaching of writing. She was trainer and writing coach at the English Language Institute of Singapore and the Singapore Writing Project affiliated to the National Writing Project in the US. She has designed and facilitated three-week writing retreats for English language teacher leaders. As a writer, she writes to discover more about herself, her beliefs and her relationship with others.


For workshop enquiries, please email programmes@bookcouncil.sg

Kinokuniya members can enjoy 10% off the workshop fee, please contact programmes@bookcouncil.sg for the discount code before online registration.

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Singapore Book Council

90 Goodman Road Blk E, 03-32

There is no lift at this block.

Singapore, 439053

Singapore

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