Upcoming Workshops: Saturday, April 25 (workshop); Friday – Sunday, July 10-12 (retreat)
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Burn Through Your Story: Come set your story on fire. Join us for a writing workshop with Minton Sparks
WRITING WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Every one of us has a story about who we are. Some are wildly inspiring; other times, they are the very things that hold us back. Minton believes that tremendous value lies in locating yourself within a particular time and place in history. After all, many wonderful artistic pursuits are born out of autobiographies. This workshop offers you an opportunity to better discover who you are through exploring and listening deeply to your own story.
During this 3-hour writing and performance workshop, you will focus on the questions “Where are you from?” and “How does where you are from inform the definition of who you are?” while writing your own stories, exploring your family tree, studying storytelling techniques and learning from Minton’s own work and experience. Minton will then guide you through using your stories to create various poems, pictures and performances.
No writing or performance experience necessary.
JULY RETREAT DESCRIPTION:
Minton Sparks’ Nashville Writing and Performance Institute is celebrating our 4th year. We are responding to requests to extend our one-day workshop. Come join our three-day writing and performing workshop July 10-12, 2015, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Each day we will address a different topic:
- Friday evening we discover the people and place you come from and how that place impacts the art of writing.
- Saturday we will look at all the various languages we speak and how to use that potent tool in our writing. Saturday night one of Nashville’s premier songwriters will perform for the group.
- Sunday morning yoga will be offered before we begin to perform our work in a very nurturing environment.
The retreat takes places at the beautiful Scarritt Bennett campus in the middle of Nashville. No writing or performance experience necessary.
Saturday, April 25th (registration is now closed)
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12 (registration closes on July 3rd at 7 p.m.)
6 p.m. (Friday) – 1 p.m. (Sunday)
$500 (pay in full now, or make a $75 non-refundable deposit and pay the remaining fee on the first day of the retreat)
Scarritt Bennett Center
1008 19th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37212
Space is limited. Registration for the workshop in April is now closed. Please register by Friday, July 3rd for the July retreat so we can get a final count of participants.