“Honoring the seasonal shifts in the solstices and equinoxes is powerful,” says instructor Jessica Litwak. “We can set new intentions for our writing lives and write freely about the essence of what the season can mean for us.”
In this half-day class, participants will use the theme of autumn to create new writing in their preferred genre: script, poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. In a supportive and nurturing community, each participant will also have the opportunity to outline their writing goals for the season. Jessica says, “Autumn is filled with changes—weather change, mood change, leaf change—and it is a perfect time to welcome change into our own lives as writers.”
For inspiration and guidance with our own writing, we will read poems, scenes, and short stories and listen to songs about various aspects of autumn. Everyone will walk away from the experience with the beginnings of a new piece of writing, as well as a writing plan for the season. We’ll part with the encouraging voices of fellow writers ringing in our ears.
About The Writing Salon's Remote Classes
You will be able to participate in live class meetings via Zoom videoconference. To attend classes, you'll need a phone, tablet or computer and access to the internet. You can participate in the class from wherever you'd like, whether on your living room couch or in your office. Before your class meets, you'll receive an email from The Writing Salon with more information about Zoom and your remote class. If you have any questions about remote learning, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
Jessica Litwak, Ph.D, is an award-winning playwright and actor. She has written over 40 plays which have been produced throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Her work is published by No Passport Press, Smith & Krause, Applause Books and The New York Times. She is a Drama Therapist, puppet builder and recognized leader in the field of socially engaged theatre, Artistic Director of The H.E.A.T. Collective, core member of Theatre Without Borders, and a Fulbright Scholar. She has taught acting and playwriting at SF State, LA City College, Naropa, Whitman College, Columbia University, and NYU.
- Live Zoom Meeting: Saturday, September 24, 10:00am-1:00pm
Jessica is a very eclectic teacher and very gifted in terms of engaging the students through her energy and experience. She is also extremely generous, structured, and comprehensive.
Jessica is all heart for writers. She's a treasure trove of vast caves of information, and she floods it out to students. She really, really cares about the whole class, and the individual writer.