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Poetry as Meditation: A Workshop for Writers

  • 23 Feb 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hotel McCall library
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Often writers engage with the blank page full of expectation, anticipating an ideal outcome. Yet, such pressure rarely helps produce better results, and frequently banishes coherent ideas entirely. This workshop attempts to banish, instead, the chattering monkey mind and assist you in delving into the greater questions of your work, offering paths into an attentive writing practice that emerges out of the acceptance and peace of meditation. Rumi once wrote that “what you seek is seeking you.” This workshop seeks to open clearer lines of communication between you and your own creative pulse through guided writing exercises, reflection, and discussion. Perfect for the eager new writer looking for clarity, this workshop is also designed for the practiced poet interested in pondering what it means to be a “breath breathing human being.” All are welcome and you needn't be a poet to glean significant insights from this workshop. Instructor Tobias Wray, PhD, is the Director of Creative Writing Programs at the University of Idaho. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, Bellingham Review, Third Coast and elsewhere. Workshop includes a break for lunch (lunch not provided so plan to bring your own or buy nearby). $85  Registration Required

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