Friday, October 9, 2009

Saturday Writing Workshops (Lewes, East Sussex)

Southover Grange 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

** Due to the success of the One-Day Creative Writing Workshops
run each Saturday throughout the month of August,
we will now be carrying on this tradition every month.
Upcoming workshops will be held on the following
Saturdays: 31 October, 28 November and 19 December.

Throughout 2010, beginning in January, workshops will be held
every third Saturday of the month. **

You are, therefore, warmly invited to join us for one or more of these
One-Day Creative Writing Workshops held in Lewes.
Each Saturday workshop will meet from 10 am to 3 pm,
with a one-hour lunch break from approximately 12 to 1 pm.

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


WHAT: One-Day Creative Writing Workshops

Workshops run from 10 am to 3 pm (with a one-hour lunch break) on the following Saturdays: 31 October, 28 November and 19 December. Throughout 2010, beginning in January, workshops will be held every third Saturday of the month. So, mark your calendar, and pre-register as soon as possible to reserve a place in one or more of these self-contained, one-day workshops. Each workshop will be limited to approximately twelve participants, and places will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, as with our other course offerings.

Lewes Subud Centre (Upper Hall), 26a Station St., Lewes, East Sussex.

HOW MUCH: £35 for each One-Day Workshop (must pre-register; spaces limited). Also, please note the "Referral Discount" section below regarding a discounted £25 workshop fee.

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 of Arts 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.

REFERRAL DISCOUNT: If you refer a new student who registers and joins us for a workshop, you can likewise join us -- for any workshop date, not necessarily the same date as your referral -- for just £25 instead of £35. Please contact Sean, as noted below, for referral/registration details.

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

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