Metamorphoses: New Forms From the Body & Language &  Epistemologies: Writing to Unmake & Remake Meaning

  • WORKSHOP LEADERS: These workshops are led collaboratively, because we believe in it! Lidia Yuknavitch is featured via video in both workshops, every week, while Zinn Adeline and/or Leigh Hopkins will be available for questions, discussions, and will provide you with written feedback. You will receive written leader feedback at least 3 times.

  • WHERE & WHEN: Each workshop is 6 weeks, and takes place on an interactive online platform. See above for specific dates.

  • HOW: Each week has a pre-recorded video lesson with Lidia for you to watch on your own time, as well as a written summary of the video, and a prompt. You post your response to the prompt (between 500-1500 words) by the end of the week for leader and peer collaboration.  

  • PARTICIPATION EXPECTATION: You are expected to give feedback, which we provide a how-to-guide for, to at least two other writers' work every week. This is important and a commitment we ask you to take seriously.  

  • COST: Each workshop is $400.

  • AND: To learn more about each specific workshop, click on the title. These workshops fill FAST. If the workshop you want is full, sign up for the waiting-list. 



11/4/18 Session is sold out!

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Leigh Hopkins is a writer, educator, and seminar leader. In 2010, she left a career in social policy and education reform to move to Brazil. There, she launched a retreat center and founded Viva Institute by rigging a satellite dish to a boulder in a banana field. Her essays have been published in Elephant Journal, ENTROPY Magazine, The Manifest-Station, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Today, Leigh lives in Philadelphia with her wife and Jack Russell Terrier.