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Jumpstart Your Memoir

Writing It from the Heart

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Are you a beginning writer looking for safety as you find your voice? A burnt-out professional in need of a nurturing creative experience? Creativity can only flourish when we feel safe, and thus able to access our story and honor our truth.

You’re invited to join Nancy Slonim Aronie for five days of immersion in a safe, creative space designed to let you go deep and watch your story emerge. Dive into your writing and discover your own rhythms. Find your authentic language and uncover your personal story.

You will explore:

  • The boundless, healing capacity of your own creativity and storytelling
  • How to release your inner critic and empower your writing with words that flow unimpeded by mental blocks
  • Techniques to leave judgment aside and break through what’s holding you back from tapping into your clearest voice
  • Safety as the most important part of the creative process—access your innocence and vulnerability and you cannot go wrong.

Nancy Slonim Aronie

March 4 - 9, 2018
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$315 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Are you a beginning writer looking for safety as you find your voice? A burnt-out professional in need of a nurturing creative experience? Creativity can only flourish when we feel safe, and thus able to access our story and honor our truth.

You’re invited to join Nancy Slonim Aronie for five days of immersion in a safe, creative space designed to let you go deep and watch your story emerge. Dive into your writing and discover your own rhythms. Find your authentic language and uncover your personal story.

You will explore:

  • The boundless, healing capacity of your own creativity and storytelling
  • How to release your inner critic and empower your writing with words that flow unimpeded by mental blocks
  • Techniques to leave judgment aside and break through what’s holding you back from tapping into your clearest voice
  • Safety as the most important part of the creative process—access your innocence and vulnerability and you cannot go wrong.

Faculty Bio

Nancy Slonim Aronie

Nancy Slonim Aronie is a distinguished writer and commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered and founder of the Chilmark Writing Workshop on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Aronie has taught writing workshops for more than 25 years, most recently with Robert Coles at Harvard University. She is author of Writing From the Heart.

She was a visiting writer at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, wrote a monthly column in McCall’s magazine, and was recipient of the Eye of The Beholder artist-in-residence award at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Nancy won the Teacher of the Year award for all three years she taught at Harvard. She offers writing workshops and lectures at Kripalu Center, Omega Institute, Rowe Center, Wainwright House, Esalen Institute, and the Open Center in New York City.

She is known for her funny, engaging teaching style and for making participants feel safe and empowered in her life-changing workshops: “You can take the risk of saying this is who I am, this is what terrifies me, this is what moves me, this is what makes me laugh. When you take that risk, you dig deep.”

Why Attend

  • Discover the therapeutic benefit of releasing the story of your life from where you carry it in your body and mind.

  • Laugh, cry, and write in a supportive circle to open your heart and discover your inner truth.

  • Your powerful, one-of-a-kind story is worth telling, and it cannot be written by anyone but you.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

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 mid-February 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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