$0.00 – $50.00
This interactive workshop supports purposeful decision-making about which summer writing projects to prioritize now.
Planning Summer Writing Projects: Prioritizing Purpose over Productivity
- What writing feels especially urgent at this time—personally and collectively?
- What writing are you longing to bring forth or to devote time and energy toward?
- How can you make writing a priority this summer without falling into self-doubt, writer’s block, overwhelm, productivity pressures, or other things that derail writing?
These questions will drive this interactive workshop that involves identifying and using “the strong yes” to prioritize summer writing projects.
As we enter summer, there’s potential for prioritizing writing, but what does this look like now (in the pandemic)? How do we prioritize what matters to us—the projects with real purpose—rather than falling into writing for the sake of writing, or productivity mode?
Together, we’ll use contemplative, body-based practices for grounding and guiding the planning process. After practicing five methods for finding the strong yes, we’ll apply those methods through writing time. We’ll also consider our relationships to writing and what derails us as writers—making plans for how to regain our focus and energy whenever we struggle (as all writers do).
In total, we’ll spend this time feeling and thinking about what writing we’re called to do—and why. And we’ll make plans to do summer projects, while responding to various pressures that weigh on our writing and ourselves as writers.
When will the workshop be offered?
Choose from one of these three sessions:
Friday, May 21st 3-5pm ET (starting at 2pm CT, 1pm MT, 12pm PT)
Wednesday, May 26th 10am-12pm ET (starting at 9am CT, 8am MT, 7am PT)
Thursday, May 27th 3-5pm ET (starting at 2pm CT, 1pm MT, 12pm PT)
How will the workshop be structured?
The workshop will move through the following segments with a break mid-way through the 2-hours:
1. Welcoming with Introductions and Grounding Practice
2. Asking What and Why Are We Called to Write?
3. Using Your “Strong Yes” to Guide Decision-Making
4. Breaking Patterns that Undercut and Derail Writing
5. Building Patterns that Inspire and Affirm Writing
6. Approaching Time Differently
7. Closing with Intention-Seeking
What is the cost?
There are several registration options:
- Become a Patreon subscriber at the partner or sponsor tiers, and attend this workshop for free. Subscribers also receive coupon codes for writing groups and retreats.
- Pay the full price of this workshop ($50), and receive a $20 coupon code that can be applied to one-with-one coaching or registration in either an online writing group or one-day writing retreat.
- Register for free if the cost is prohibitive for any reason. No questions asked.
Thanks to Patreon subscribers, who make the work here at Heart-Head-Hands: Everyday Living for Justice possible. If you’d like to support free registration options and more programming like this, become a subscriber via Patreon.
Who will facilitate this workshop?
This program is offered by Beth Godbee, Ph.D., a public educator and writer with deep commitments to social, racial, and environmental justice.
Beth brings years of experience as a writer and writing teacher (previously tenured professor in composition, rhetoric, and literacy studies). She’s both participated in and led writing groups and has worked in writing centers, community literacy programs, and writing across the curriculum programs for many years.
How can I learn more?
Contact Beth with any questions, concerns, or accessibility considerations.
|Planning Summer Writing Projects: registration options||
$0: Friday, May 21st — Subscriber or Cost-Prohibitive Registration, $50: Friday, May 21st — Full Price Registration, $0: Wednesday, May 26th — Subscriber or Cost-Prohibitive Registration, $50: Wednesday, May 26th — Full Price Registration, $0: Thursday, May 27th — Subscriber or Cost-Prohibitive Registration, $50: Thursday, May 27th — Full Price Registration