Friday, January 22, 2010

NEW! Creative Writing Workshop & Course at the inspiring PranaStar Yoga Studio, Eastbourne

Eastbourne, photo by sean, © 2010

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

You are warmly invited to join us for a
One-Day Creative Writing Workshop
and/or a
6-week Creative Writing Course

at the PranaStar Yoga Studio in Eastbourne, East Sussex

The One-Day Creative Writing Workshop will be held
Sunday, 14 February, 10 am to 3 pm,
with an approximately one-hour-long lunch break from 12 to 1 pm.

The 6-Week Creative Writing Course will begin
Sunday, 21 February, 10 am to 12 noon.
** Please note that classes will NOT meet on
Sunday, 14 March or Sunday, 28 March
due to yoga immersion weekends at the PranaStar Yoga Studio.
Therefore, the 6-week course will run through Sunday, 11 April. **

Writing together, we will explore ways to connect with
the vibrancy of life within ourselves and in the world around us.
The one-day workshop and the 6-week course are
ideal for both beginners and more experienced

writers looking for the encouragement, inspiration, and
motivation of a supportive group.


WHERE: The PranaStar Yoga Studio,
3a Cornfield Lane, Eastbourne, BN21 4NE (tel. 07727 124097).

HOW MUCH: £95. Must pre-register.

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 the workshop or course, or for more information,
please email Sean or telephone him at (07971) 774151.

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