This is a group to practice spontaneous writing from-the-heart, creativity as play. To let it flow, not knowing what’s coming next, we just let ourselves write for 45 minutes, trusting the creativity that is within. This is a modification of the Amherst Method developed by Pat Schneider and is perfect for people just entering the writing life or for experienced writers needing to break out of a rut or block.
We start with a brief reading, followed by a 10-minute silent meditation, and then write from a prompt. The last 45 minutes involves reading our pieces (only if you choose to) and feedback which is NOT critique but rather hearing and reflecting without judgment upon what unique expressions may have come from each writer. The goal is to develop a trust in one’s own creativity and the group in order to perhaps discover the germ of a scene, poem, or story.
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Leader: Nancy Kilgore, a graduate of the Radcliffe Writing Seminars, has a background as an ordained minister and psychotherapist specializing in spirituality and meditation. She is the author of two novels: Wild Mountain (Green Writers Press, 2017) and Sea Level (RCWMS, 20110) and a writing coach.
Burlington Writers Workshop
110 Main St Suite 3C
Burlington, VT, US