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The Heart of Writing: a 4-week Creative Writing Workshop
July 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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.
What makes a piece of writing pulse with life? What gives it texture, quality and beauty? In this 4-week workshop series, we will explore and create pieces of writing that embody thought, feeling, imagination and the senses. During each session we will look at pieces of inspiring literature that have mastered the craft of atmosphere, tone, language, imagery and beautifully-layered prose. We will then play with prompts that ignite the senses such as scent, visual art, music and guided visualisation. There will be time for us to write, share and reflect, leaving each session with an expanded imagination along with fresh and creative ways to generate a powerful on-going practice with confidence. This workshop series is for all levels of writers, appealing to those who have a particular interest in fiction in all its forms, memoir, vignette and personal essay.
Instructor: Stephanie Victoire
Class Meetings: 4
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9pm
June 28th – July 19th
$75 – $175 sliding scale
*2 no-cost spots available; BIPOC & 2S prioritized
Sensory Note: for anyone experiencing audio or visual sensitivity, please note that the IPRC is situated under a skatepark, which creates occasional disruptive background noise, and the lighting in the studio and classroom space is primarily fluorescent.
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.