Identify key writing strengths and continue developing those skills through journaling.
When: 6 x Tuesdays 19 February - 26 March, 6:00 - 8:30pm
Where: The University of Auckland, City Campus
We are living through increasingly turbulent times, in an age awash in online content much of it edifying and conducive to creativity but some of it disruptive to concentration and to maintaining a more contemplative approach to living and being.
This journal workshop, presented by an experienced tutor and journaller, offers a quiet writing sanctuary where you can reconnect with your inner life and discover what is on your mind and what you deeply care about and also deepen your experience of the present. The course includes an introduction to the pleasures of the journal form, with writing techniques and triggers for a series of writing exercises along with discussion and analysis of writing samples from some of the great proponents of the genre: Henry David Thoreau, Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, Lord Byron, Thomas Merton, Etty Hillesum, John Keats, Samuel Pepys, Sylvia Plath, May Sarton, Joan Didion, Anais Nin and Kate Llewellyn.
This six week course will appeal to people wanting to use the journal for self-exploration, or to develop formal writing skills for other projects, or to chronicle and preserve your daily observations of the world, from the humble and small, to the splendid and sublime.