Finding a Creative Practice
Saturday 21 October 2023, 10am-4pm
Full Price: $210
Conc Member: $135
This writing course about finding a creative practice takes place at Writing NSW in Sydney.
Writing requires talent and discipline, sure, but often what stands between us and our words, is ourselves. Writing also requires knowing yourself. So, how do we get out of our own way and allow the creativity to flow? How can we bring joy back to the creative process?
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This course with author Kavita Bedford is designed for those who want to develop or deepen an already existing creative practice. We will discuss different models of creativity and uncover what is already working for you and what might not be. We will talk about fears and blocks and explore new approaches and strategies to release them. We will look at the importance of routine and then of breaking that routine. We will approach ways to talk with the inner-critic and strategies for viewing writing as an act of empathy.
On the day, Kavita will guide you through a brief movement and breath sequence catered to all levels. This strategy is for releasing blocks from the body and is something you can continue at home to support your creative practice. Please note: the movement and breath sequence is optional.
Expected learning outcomes
- Learn how to work with creative blocks and apply different techniques to release them
- Learn how to structure routines for their writing practice in a way that suits their lifestyle
- Learn how to cope with and use criticism to improve their writing
- Learn how to bring a more intuitive approach to their practice and build empathy in their writing.
Pen and paper, fully charged device optional. Wear clothing that you feel comfortable doing gentle movements in.
Please read our FAQ before enrolling.
If you have questions about this course, please contact us.
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About the tutor
Kavita Bedford is an Australian-Indian writer with a background in journalism, anthropology and literature. Her novel, Friends & Dark Shapes, was published in 2021 in Australia, USA, and Italy and was Shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, 2021, The NSW Premiers’ New Fiction, and Small Press Network’s Book of the Year. Her writing has appeared […]