Writing & The Body - With Lidia Yuknavitch & Jenn Pastiloff

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Writing & The Body - With Lidia Yuknavitch & Jenn Pastiloff


Join Lidia Yuknavitch and Jennifer Pastiloff in their groundbreaking three day workshop: Writing + The Body.

March 23 - 25, 2018 at the McMenamins Kennedy School in Portland, OR. 

Workshop includes coffee and lunch on Saturday & Sunday.

Group lodging is available on site on a first come first serve basis. Call (503) 249-3983 and ask for the Corporeal Writing room block for reservations.

Email zinn@corporealwriting.com with questions. 

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“Writing and the body” are at the heart of both Lidia and Jen’s work so they decided to join forces and create a space where you can safely listen to and interpret the things our bodies tell us. This workshop will be non- traditional and, as Lidia says, will explore how stories and their forms can come from corporeal places, not just literary traditions and MFA programs.

We will do yoga (you do not have to be good at yoga or know it all) in order to open the body in Jen’s workshops and we will write about the body in Lidia’s workshops. Combining movement and writing moves you into a deeper space that allows words take over. Expect to flow, sweat, sing, write, dance and laugh as you let go of what is no longer serving you. Manifest what you want in your life.

You do not have to be a published or experienced writer or yogi- we are looking for people who have heart. You have a desire to write? You have a body? Then this weekend is for you. 

The weekend will be about letting go of fear, taking risks, connection and trust. The focus of the weekend is about being human: mind, body and soul. It’s about letting go of fear. It’s about finding your voice as a writer and as a woman. If I wasn’t afraid I would…?  What makes me come alive? Who would I be if nobody told me who I was?

What am I scared to write about? Questions like this and many more will be sought out and answered in this unique workshop which will strengthen the connection between your mind and your body.

Bring an open heart. Expect to go beyond your comfort zone.  This experience is about life: unpredictable, sometimes messy, beautiful, human.

For questions, please email Zinn at: zinn@corporealwriting.com