Teaching Writers to Recognize Self-Imposed Boundaries

Here’s info from poet, writer and performance artist Jennifer Morales about a workshop Wisconsin writers — and those from elsewhere who can make it — might be interested in:

Unsticking the Stuck: Going Farther in Your Writing Through Awareness of Self-Imposed Boundaries
Sat. 18 Oct. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun. 19 Oct. 12 noon-4 p.m.

at the Driftless Writing Center, Viroqua, Wisconsin
$95 ($85 with pre-registration. Email driftlesswritingcenter@gmail.com)

All writers get stuck. Self-awareness can help.

When we know what we are here to say, what we say better than most people, who is driving our writing, and what boundaries we place on our own work, we can break through the stuck places that keep us from moving forward.

During this intensive we will engage in fun and revealing individual and group writing exercises that will help you hear yourself as a writer and discover self-imposed limits you place on your writing that might be holding you back. Come prepared to dig deep and get moving.

Jennifer Morales is a poet, fiction writer, and performance artist whose work focuses on questions of identity, complicity, and harm. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University-Los Angeles in 2011. Meet Me Halfway, her collection of short stories about race relations in segregated Milwaukee, will be published by University of Wisconsin Press in spring 2015. Students at Jennifer’s most recent workshop called her a “born teacher” and said the session was “fascinating” and “opened my eyes to a new way into my characters!”

More information about multifaceted Morales, who serves as Council for Wisconsin Writers Development Chair, is at http://www.wiswriters.org/contacts.htm

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