Fun With Writer's Block (with Carolyn Zaikowski)
So you have writer’s block? Great work—that means you’re a writer! Many of us get down on ourselves when we can’t get those words to come out. But, as Samuel Beckett famously wrote, "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." Writer’s block is a nothing other than a normal step in the writing process, and there are all kinds of methods we can use to overcome it. In this workshop, participants will explore multiple ways of blasting themselves out of writer’s block, from classic methods like freewriting, to innovative mental and emotional prompts, to somatic and sensory writing warm-ups…and hopefully, some fun will be had! This workshop is for writers of all levels and genres who are looking to light a fire under themselves and get the words flowing. You'll leave with a range of interesting and creative writer’s block strategies to use in real life, far beyond the workshop setting. *Participants are asked to arrive with one to three ideas or unfinished pieces of any length to work with that they are currently stuck on.
CAROLYN ZAIKOWSKI is the author of the novels In a Dream, I Dance by Myself, and I Collapse (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016) and A Child Is Being Killed (Aqueous Books, 2013.) Her fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared widely, in such publications as The Washington Post, Denver Quarterly, The Rumpus, PANK, Dusie, Huffington Post, and Everyday Feminism. She holds an MFA from Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and is currently an English professor. Find her online at www.carolynzaikowski.com.
WHEN: Saturday, December 8 (1-4pm)
WHERE: Commons Coworking, in Williamsburg MA