The next session of “The Mindful Writer: Cultivating Your Fearless Writing Voice,” begins Thursday, September 18th. Classes meet in North Berkeley from 7:00 — 9:30 p.m. and run for nine weeks; the cost is $250 for the entire session. Below is a description of the class as well as comments from former students. If you are interested in this or future sessions, please contact cwmalcombAThotmailDOTcom or 510-559-9076.
About the class:
Mindfulness is full attention on the present moment. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to use this practice to discover and write our deep stories. We’ll write from personal experience, using exercises to generate and hone topics, address “writing blocks,” respond to others’ work, and craft finished products. Students will “publish” and share two finished pieces, and receive individualized feedback from the teacher. Suitable for experienced and beginning writers alike, this workshop provides a fun, safe place to coax forth our inner writer.
About the teacher:
Chris Malcomb has practiced mindfulness meditation for six years. He has taught private writing classes and facilitated workshops for the California Association of Independent Schools, the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute, and the Prison University Project at San Quentin. His essays have appeared in San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Common Ground, Teachers & Writers, and KQED Perspectives. He is currently pursuing his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of San Francisco.