Sunday, August 23, 2009

Creative Writing Course (Lewes, East Sussex)

The Glyndebourne Gardens, photo by sean, © 2009

So rescue yourself from these general themes
and write about what your everyday life offers you;
describe your sorrows and desires,
the thoughts that pass through your mind
and your belief in some kind of beauty ...

~ Rilke,
Letters to a Young Poet

This September you are warmly invited to join us for one of two
6-week Creative Writing Courses in Lewes, East Sussex
beginning on Wednesday, 2 September.

Writing together, we will explore ways to connect with
the vibrancy of life within ourselves and in the world around us.
These courses are ideal for both beginners and more experienced
writers looking for the encouragement, inspiration, and
motivation of a supportive group.


WHAT: 6-week course in Creative Writing

WHEN: Two sessions are available, both running on Wednesdays, from 2 September to 7 October:

1. M
ornings: 10 to 12 noon. The morning class meets at the Lewes Subud Centre (Upper Hall), 26a Station St., Lewes, East Sussex.

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2. Evenings: 7 to 9 pm. The evening class meets at the Lewes New School, Talbot Terrace (by the Pells), Lewes, East Sussex.

HOW MUCH: £95 (must pre-register; spaces limited)

WHO: Sean M. Madden is an American writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Since 2002, he has developed and led creative workshops, and tutored widely in the general humanities and liberal arts, working with school-aged kids, university and post-graduate students, and middle-aged folk through to octogenarians. The programs he creates incorporate an exploration of language, literature, art and spirituality (through mindful awareness). Sean holds two master's degrees in Western and Eastern (India, China, Japan) thought from the Graduate Institute at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland and Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA). As part of these unusually intensive post-graduate programs, he studied philosophy, political and social thought, and literature, as well as ancient Greek and Sanskrit, and translated sizable swaths of Homer's Iliad and the Bhagavad Gita. He earned a BBA in Finance in 1989, immediately after which he taught English at a private summer school in Spain, a school he returned to in both 2007 and 2008. Sean is a former entrepreneur, principal management consultant, and Fortune 100 senior financial/marketing analyst. He is also the founder and editor of the Mindful Living Guide website.

To register for a workshop or for more information
please email Sean or telephone him at (07971) 774151.

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