Mindfulness & Writing: A Workshop with James Crews
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | In this generative writing workshop, held at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum, we'll examine connections between the practice of meditation/mindfulness and the act of writing fearlessly from the heart. We will complete several exercises and short meditations that invite us to pay closer attention to ourselves, our lives, and the world around us as we do our best to define the term, "mindfulness," and what it means for each of us. Beginners and all skill levels are welcome. You do not need any previous experience with mindfulness, meditation or writing; all you need is a notebook or laptop and an open mind. Email James Crews with any questions you might have: firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Crews' work has appeared in Ploughshares, Raleigh Review, Crab Orchard Reviewand The New Republic, among other magazines, and he is a regular contributor to The London Times Literary Supplement. He is the author of two collections of poetry, The Book of What Stays (Prairie Schooner Prize, 2011) and Telling My Father (Cowles Prize, 2016), and is editor of the forthcoming anthology, Healing the Divide: Poems of Kinship and Connection. He lives on an organic farm in Shaftsbury with his husband and teaches creative writing at SUNY-Albany.
$15 for members/$25 for non-members