WRITING THE UNTHINKABLE w/Amy
From Lynda Barry's original workshop description: "Do you wish you could WRITE? Do you wish you had a better MEMORY? Do you want to make STORIES but are too confused about how to even start? THIS IS AN INTENSIVE WRITING CLASS! It is not a social situation at all! In fact, you can be completely anonymous in this class! You don't have to be cool! Your clothes can be square! You don't have to read aloud or talk to anyone if you don't want to! You don't even have to make eye contact! And YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A WRITER to be a part of it! THIS CLASS WORKS ESPECIALLY WELL FOR 'NON-WRITERS' like bartenders, janitors, office workers, hairdressers, musicians, and ANYONE who has given up on 'being a writer' but still wonders what it might be like to write. OPEN to ALL people!"
This is the first WRITING THE UNTHINKABLE workshop taught by Amy Probst, who learned the method from Lynda Barry; both feel HUGELY compelled to spread the word and not bogart the magic. Lynda teaches a specific way of working that she learned from HER teacher, Marilyn Frasca, in the late 1970s, and has used ever since. In this workshop, you will learn it from Amy, who is happiest when she's helping people recognize their own kickassness.
(Amy is a professional trainer and writer, sometimes actor and comedian, natural-born mentor and motivator, and living her dream by bringing this exact workshop to YOU.)
WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE?
Focusing first on memory, we take a journey into the unexpected. Memories come as uncontrollably as dreams--you may end up remembering things you haven't thought of since you were a kid. It can be a freaky wormhole into the universe of your mind. And so much fun.
WHAT TO BRING:
A three-ring binder (no other binder or notebook will do), at least 50 sheets of lined paper, and a pen. No laptops--this is an ancient method, man! Also, bring lunch money for nearby restaurants or your lunch bag.
"You have to be willing to spend time making things for no known reason."
"What year is it in your imagination?"
-also Lynda Barry
"Make friends with the elephant in the room."
The Ringwald Theatre (View)
22742 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|