In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, We're offering you this FREE version of our popular Write Wild retreat
TAKE A WHOLE DAY OFF TO EXPLORE, EXPERIMENT, AND (RE)GENERATE
WRITE WILD IS A DAY-LONG CREATIVE WRITING RETREAT FOCUSED ON GENERATING NEW IDEAS AND WORK. IN THREE 90-MINUTE SESSIONS, EACH LED BY A DIFFERENT FACILITATOR, YOU'LL EXPERIMENT OUTSIDE YOUR USUAL FORM, GENRE, AND STYLE, ALLOWING YOU TO PEEK AROUND THE CORNER OF YOUR USUAL CREATIVE PROCESS TO DISCOVER WHAT LIES BEYOND.
Cost: FREE (registration required)
Max. participants: 16
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017
Time: 12-5.30 pm
Location: Campesino Coffee House, 2602 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77006
Facilitators: Patricia Coral, Tayyba Maya Kanwal, Layla Al-Bedawi
Sharing your work is always optional. Facilitation will be in English, but you should feel free to write in any language.
Short breaks between sessions will give you the chance to get to know your fellow retreat participants, keep working on your new ideas, and grab a coffee and some of Campesinos' delicious pastries and empanadas.
Write Wild for HOU: Schedule
WRITE RAW: BREAKING THE BONDS OF SELF-CENSORSHIP
We'll start the day with an exploration of divergent thinking. Curiosity and rule-bending will lead our way towards more freedom and authenticity in our work.
WRECK THAT RUT: COLLABORATION AS A CREATIVE TOOL
TAYYBA MAYA KANWAL
Allow new ideas to surface, and your current creations to evolve—let your mind encounter an unexpected question from a stranger, respond to a partner’s scribble, perhaps hear an old thought in a new voice.
A STAMP, A SCROLL, A SIGNATURE: (RE)IMAGINING YOUR WORK THROUGH PURPOSEFUL RESTRICTION
In our final session, we'll explore how your work transforms when you think of it in new physical contexts, and come full circle as we discover how some restrictions, when employed in creative ways, can be freeing.