Description of Class
Date: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3–4, 2018
Time: 1–4 p.m. each day
“Telling our truth is one of the bravest acts we can do moment to moment, especially for writers. We need to give ourselves permission to say the thing that we fear so that it has no power over us.”
All writers run up against the fear and doubt that keep us from telling our stories, especially when writing about personal experience. All too often we play it safe (or don’t play at all!) on the page.
But when we allow ourselves to take risks, we can discover a writer’s greatest creative weapon: our voice, and the power of our stories.
Join writer, instructor, and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at The Second City, Dionna Griffin-Irons, for a fun and inspiring two-day workshop that allows writers to play, improvise, and give voice to their life experiences. Using the techniques of improv and narrative storytelling, you’ll learn how to tap into the emotional moments and places where the truest stories often live. And you’ll practice ways to find and strengthen your voice.
Writing prompts, hands-on exercises, and improv strategies will help us get closer to taking risks, giving ourselves permission to “tell all”—the good, bad, and ugly—and how we endured and survived. The atmosphere will be fun and supportive. (And don’t worry! All improv exercises are voluntary.)
Students will leave the workshop with new ways to push past fear, access their voice, and begin telling their stories!
Please note: Previous students who took part one of this class in 2017 are welcome to join this two-day session with new work.Top