February 17 • 1:00 PM (EST) - 3:00 PM (EST)
About the workshop
A generative writing workshop that incorporates gentle movement and breathwork to unlock creativity.
We know that trauma and joy live in the body. But what else lives in yours? Where do you physically hold your fear, your curiosity, your desire?
In this workshop, we start with the firm belief that our bodies help us become better, braver storytellers, and the knowledge they hold is invaluable to our creative processes. We begin and end this class with gentle movement and breathwork, bookending our writing practice and deepening the mind’s connection to the body.
We will read examples of embodied writing, both visceral and tender. The writing prompts will help us further explore the mind-body connection, creating deeply reflective work. This is primarily a generative workshop with no pressure to share work, and no critique.
All levels of ability and all bodies are welcome.
What you will learn
• Students will explore the mind-body connection • Use the body's knowledge and history to write • Learn to write with freedom • Gentle movements and breathwork
What you will be reading
Excerpt from Melissa Febos’ Body Work, "Beautiful Short Loser" by Ocean Vuong, "Ode to Fat" by Ellen Bass
This workshop will be recorded for the convenience of those unable to attend live. The recorded session will be emailed to participants the following day.
About the instructor
Auzin is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. With over two dozen publications in print and online, she has also published two chapbooks of her work, and was nominated for a Pushcart Best of the Net Prize in 2022. She worked previously as an editor at Hecate Magazine, Wrong Publishing, the Jupiter Review, and Longleaf Review. Auzin was awarded an Outpost Foundation residency in 2023.
Learn to use the body's knowledge and history to improve your writing