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Writing And The Body With Lidia Yuknavitch and Jen Pastiloff
April 5 @ 7:00 pm - April 7 @ 4:00 pm$600.
WHEN: April 5, 6 & 7, 2019
Friday, April 5th: 7 – 9 pm, refreshments served
Saturday, April 6th: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm, lunch included
Sunday, April 7th: 10:00 – 3:300 pm, coffee and lunch included
There will be vegetarian and gluten free options
WHERE: Kennedy School Hotel : A hotel in NE Portland that features several restaurants and bars, a movie theater and soaking pool. This is a SMALL hotel so make your reservations early. Details below.
“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 workshop 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 movement 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.
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.
REFUNDS: Should you need to cancel, you may do so up until 12/31/18, and you will be refunded all but $50. After 12/31/18 you will only receive a refund if we are able to fill your spot from the waiting list. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
HOTEL: To book the hotel online, select the date–Friday 4/5/19 for 2-3 nights or Saturday 4/6/19 for 1-2 nights, and Choose Special Rate: Group/Block. Our code is: 1903CORPOR, or you can call the hotel at (503) 249-3983 and refer to the Corporeal Writing Spring Yoga Workshop Block.