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CANCELED: Breathing Landscapes: A Creative Writing Workshop
June 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
This event has been canceled, but do check back for a rescheduled date.
Covid Safer Policy: This event is in-person; Masks & Proof of Vaccination + Booster Required. More about the IPRC’s Covid-Safer Guidelines here reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions re: medical exemption.
If your organs could speak, what would they say? What stories, worlds and experiences live within your lungs, your liver, your spleen? Giving language to our internal voices and landscapes can conjure up the most powerful pieces of writing and unearth our most unique voices; it is liberating to unpack the storehouses of our bodies and find the words held there. Speaking back to what has been waiting to speak to us can help us execute some of the richest and most beautiful prose we didn’t even know we had within. During these sessions you will be guided through safe and supportive visualisations and provided with imaginative prompts to create pieces of writing that develop your figurative language, your unique voice and individual themes. As well as this cathartic writing practice, there’ll be time to reflect on our process to support one another. This workshop is for all levels of writing and will appeal to those who are particularly interested in prose, personal essay, memoir or vignette, or for those who wish to deepen their journaling/self-exploration practices.
Instructor: Stephanie Victoire
Class Meetings: 1
Saturday, June 3rd, 11am – 2pm
$25 – 75 sliding scale
*2 no-cost spots available; BIPOC & 2S prioritized
About the Instructor: Stephanie Victoire is an author and mentor, and was born and raised in the UK by her Mauritian-Creole family. In 2010 she graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from London Metropolitan University. She has travelled the world across five continents, has trained in several alternative therapy modalities, and supports her mentees with healing and creative guidance and practices. In 2015 she completed a residency for emerging London BIPOC writers, and published her short story collection, The Other World, It Whispers, with Salt Publishing UK in 2016. Her short works have been broadcasted and published with BBC Radio, many anthologies, and various online platforms. In 2020, Stephanie left London to live permanently in Portland, Oregon. She is currently working on a novel, is piecing together material for a memoir and is writing other short works of fiction.