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Be. Write. Now.

Going Deeper with Your Writing with Ease and Joy

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

You write. Or you want to write. Or you want to write with more ease. But you get stuck. Or you take a project just so far before you get frustrated and grind to a halt. Or you’re tired of only journaling—you want to write for readers. You know you want to go someplace richer, deeper, and truer with your writing, and you can’t quite figure out how.

If this is you, then come join Jennifer Louden and immerse yourself in this unique writing workshop, a blend of meditation and writing prompts that allow you to craft insights that work together to free your voice, unearth new ideas and stories, and give you a well-grounded confidence boost.

You will learn:

  • Productive ways to generate a lot of words quickly
  • When to focus on having a reader and when not to
  • How structure can liberate you and how to find the structures that do
  • Why (and what) sensory details make your writing come alive
  • How to find the focus of your story.

Suitable for new and experienced writers who are bored, stuck, or unhappy with their writing or their writing process, this workshop will inspire you, guide you past the roadblocks that have seemed insurmountable, and reignite your creative spark.

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Jennifer Louden

September 8 - 10, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$360 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

You write. Or you want to write. Or you want to write with more ease. But you get stuck. Or you take a project just so far before you get frustrated and grind to a halt. Or you’re tired of only journaling—you want to write for readers. You know you want to go someplace richer, deeper, and truer with your writing, and you can’t quite figure out how.

If this is you, then come join Jennifer Louden and immerse yourself in this unique writing workshop, a blend of meditation and writing prompts that allow you to craft insights that work together to free your voice, unearth new ideas and stories, and give you a well-grounded confidence boost.

You will learn:

  • Productive ways to generate a lot of words quickly
  • When to focus on having a reader and when not to
  • How structure can liberate you and how to find the structures that do
  • Why (and what) sensory details make your writing come alive
  • How to find the focus of your story.

Suitable for new and experienced writers who are bored, stuck, or unhappy with their writing or their writing process, this workshop will inspire you, guide you past the roadblocks that have seemed insurmountable, and reignite your creative spark.

Faculty Bio

Jennifer Louden

Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the self-care movement with her first book, The Woman’s Comfort Book: A Self-Nurturing Guide for Restoring Balance in Your Life.

She is also author of six additional books on well-being and whole living with nearly a million copies in print in nine languages, including The Pregnant Woman’s Comfort Book, A Year of Daily Joy: A Guided Journal to Creating Happiness Everyday, and Comfort Secrets for Busy Women: Finding Your Way When Your Life Is Overflowing.

Jen has spoken throughout the world, written a national magazine column for Martha Stewart Living, been profiled or quoted in dozens of major magazines—including Yoga Journal and People—and has appeared on hundreds of television, network, and radio shows, including the Oprah Winfrey Show and CNN.

She has been teaching retreats and leading workshops since 1992 and creating vibrant online communities and innovative learning experiences since 2000.

Why Attend

  • Move past the blocks that keep you from expressing yourself with the supportive tools and practice you need.

  • Get inspired by fellow writers, both new and experienced, and share the joys and challenges of this self-revealing and self-expanding craft.

  • Take the stress out of writing and experience the ease that can come by combining meditative practices with writing exercises.

Things to Know & Schedule

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

  • Things to Bring

    Please bring a notebook and pen.

  • What to Wear

    Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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