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THE WORD PARTY is a resource for writers of fiction, creative non-fiction, journal-keepers, poets, dramatists, songwriters, comedians--anyone who enjoys writing and creativity.
Loosely based on the work of Julia Cameron (“The Artist’s Way”) and Natalie Goldberg (“Writing Down the Bones”), it uses a variety of in-class writing exercises to help jump-start the creative process.
Each weekly session features in-the-moment writing assigments lasting between five and twenty minutes. The goal is to write non-stop, without lifting pen from paper — silencing the internal critic, giving the unconscious mind a chance to play. Afterward, participants have the option of reading aloud what they’ve just written.
The last segment of each session is devoted to the sharing of work done outside of class, an opportunity to get constructive feedback on writing in progress.
Located in Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood, THE WORD PARTY offers a comfortable, friendly, humorous environment for writers of all levels. It’s also an opportunity to meet and connect with fun, interesting people. Refreshments provided.