In the beginning…there is a room and in the room there is one chair. This chair faces the door. Every object in the room tells a story about the person who owns the room – what they find important, what they have loved, what they have lost and what they long for. It also reveals the nature of how they receive the world and the people within it.
There is a hero and villain (or maybe a demon and an angel) and they are debating who will sit in that chair. Only one will win. Only one will sit in the chair facing the door and wait for it to open.
This room is the “waiting room” for your soul. When that door opens whoever is sitting there will be able to speak to your soul – and they have something to say.
Writing is a powerful tool for creating change in your life. Whether your change manifests from your writing a memoir about the past, developing a style of effective journaling, or from creating fictional presentations that help define who you want to be–the act of writing is a means to provide yourself with a record of who you have been and a written commitment to who you want to be.
In this workshop we concentrate on the hardest skills for a writer to learn – how to see, how to create authentic characters and how to write believable dialogue. You will use your life as the background for the development of each of these skills within the context of ‘The Room.’ Each week, you will work on a different aspect of the story through the use of in class exercises, homework assignments and discussions on the nature of the experience of living, until you reach the end – where you will discover not only how to tell an authentic story (real or not) in an engaging way, but you will also discover your own language for creating change in your life.
Prose, journal, memoir, or poetry–all styles of writing can benefit from the structure of this course. All you need to bring is a desire to create the life you want and a willingness to listen to the story within.
Take Writing Your Self into Life at Learning Connection in Providence, RI on Monday April 16th from 7:00 – 9:00. This is a 5 week course. Click on the course name for more information and to register. Click the link below to recive a $5 off Promo Code!
Cassandra Tribe is considered one of the top 100 performance poets of the century. She is a professional freelance writer and her work has been featured in Senior Living Magazine, Living Well with Montel, The Journal of Modern Living, Epicurious and New World Hope among others. She is a long time vigil and Reiki volunteer with Hospice and is certified in Alzheimer’s care, sociology, social work, aging, thanatology, philosophy, divinity, economics, fine arts and pastoral care. Cassandra also teaches GO (Baduk/Weiqi) as a means of self-discovery and contemplation.