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Writing & The Body: Lidia Yuknavitch & Jen Pastiloff in Portland. SOLD OUT.

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - March 19 @ 4:00 pm

Writing & The Body

Join Lidia Yuknavitch and Jennifer Pastiloff in their groundbreaking three day workshop: Writing + The Body.

March 17th–19th at the McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland, OR.

Friday: 7–9; Saturday & Sunday: 10:00–4:00

Workshop includes coffee and lunch on Saturday & Sunday.

Group lodging is available on site on a first come first serve basis. Call (503) 249-3983 and ask for the Corporeal Writing room block for reservations, or book online with this code: 1703CORPOR.

Email zinn@corporealwriting.com with questions.


“Writing and the body” are at the heart of both Lidia and Jen’s work so they decided to join forces and create a space where you can safely listen to and interpret the things our bodies tell us. This retreat will be non- traditional and, as Lidia says, will explore how stories and their forms can come from corporeal places, not just literary traditions and MFA programs.

We will do yoga (you do not have to be good at yoga or know it all) in order to open the body in Jen’s workshops and we will write about the body in Lidia’s workshops. Combining ovement and writing moves you into a deeper space that allows words take over. Expect to flow, sweat, sing, write, dance and laugh as you let go of what is no longer serving you. Manifest what you want in your life.

You do not have to be a published or experienced writer or yogi- we are looking for people who have heart. You have a desire to write? You have a body? Then this weekend is for you. During the weekend, Jen and Lidia will each teach two workshops and there will be two readings offered for those who want to hear their words in their voice. There will be delicious Pacific Northwest fare and Wine by Cerulean Wine Bar and Bistro.

The weekend will be about letting go of fear, taking risks, connection and trust. The focus of the weekend is about being human: mind, body and soul. It’s about letting go of fear. It’s about finding your voice as a writer and as a woman. If I wasn’t afraid I would…? What makes me come alive? Who would I be if nobody told me who I was?

What am I scared to write about? Questions like this and many more will be sought out and answered in this unique workshop which will strengthen the connection between your mind and your body.

Bring an open heart. Expect to go beyond your comfort zone. This experience is about life: unpredictable, sometimes messy, beautiful, human.

Do you want the space and joy to get back into your body?
To get into your words and stories?
This retreat sells out quickly, so sign up today!

For questions, please email Zinn at: zinn@corporealwriting.com


March 17 @ 6:00 pm
March 19 @ 4:00 pm
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McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, , OR 97211 United States
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