With Irene Borger
- Saturday, February 11th, 10:00am - 3:30pm
“I want happiness that…includes the sadness, pain and injury of experience but also goes forward…memory that acts…like a catapult…a launch pad.” – Eduardo Galeano
If there is any constancy to life, it’s the thousands of stories and memories, and the unknown. Cultivating ease with “not knowing” what will happen is precisely what’s needed to write with feeling and truth. In this workshop, we will consider playfulness, healing, substituting curiosity for judgment – and write the short pieces you need to write even if you don’t know what they are when you start.
Beginners and seasoned writers are welcomed. This workshop has limited attendance and is expected to fill quickly. Please note that this workshop is full. You may RSVP below or call us at 202.483.8600 to be added to a wait list.
About Irene Borger
Writer Irene Borger has been investigating the creative process and interviewing highly creative people for more than twenty-five years. A teacher of on-going writing workshops since 1990 when she founded the Writing Program at AIDS Project Los Angeles - a model for writing-as-healing programs throughout the country - her work has appeared in many publications including The Los Angeles Times, O, Architectural Digest, and on The Wall Street Journal arts page. A longtime meditation student, she is also the director of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, overseeing the giving of five annual $75,000 grants to outstanding artists in the performing and the visual arts.
Interview with Irene Borger: http://tns.commonweal.org/podcasts/irene-borger/#.WBfZKGQrJj0
Herb Alpert Award in the Arts: https://vimeo.com/165191130