Mindfulness & Writing: A Four-Week Online Workshop with James Crews
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In this online writing workshop, we'll examine connections between the practice of meditation/mindfulness and the act of writing fearlessly from the heart. Using quotes and other written works as prompts, we will complete several exercises each week 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. The instructor will provide weekly modules, including optional videos and additional readings, and he will be available for a phone consultation with each student at the end of the course about the body of work they have produced. Though not required, attendees will be invited to share their work via discussion boards and/or email. Beginners and all skill levels are welcome. You do not need any previous experience with mindfulness, meditation or online courses; all you need is a reliable internet connection and an open mind. Email James Crews with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
James Crews' work has appeared in Ploughshares, Poet Lore, and The New Republic, among other journals, and he is a regular contributor to The (London) Times Literary Supplement. His first collection of poetry, The Book of What Stays, won the 2010 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and a Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Award. His second collection, Telling My Father, won the Cowles Prize and was published by SMSU Press. He lives on an organic farm with his partner in Shaftsbury, Vermont and works as a poetry editor for Green Writers Press and The Hopper, a journal of environmental literature.