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—this time in your life personally and this time in a collective sense?
- What internal and external pressures are pulling on your time and energy?
- How do you work with those pressures and prioritize the writing you’re called to do this summer?
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?
Throughout this 3-hour workshop, we’ll use contemplative, body-based practices for grounding and guiding the planning process. After practicing five methods for finding your strong yes, we’ll apply those methods through writing time. We’ll also consider our relationships to productivity pressures when drafting timelines for the summer.
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 two sessions:
Thursday, May 21st at 10am EDT | 9am CDT | 8am MDT | 7am PDT
Friday, May 22nd at 10am EDT | 9am CDT | 8am MDT | 7am PDT
How will the workshop be structured?
Here’s the planned workshop itinerary:
10:00-10:30am — Welcome, Introductions, and Grounding Practice
10:30-11:00am — Using Your “Strong Yes” to Make Decisions
11:00-11:10am — Break
11:10-12:10pm — Working Time: Mapping Current Projects and Assessing “Strong Yes?”
12:10-12:20pm — Break
12:20-12:40pm — Creating a Timeline and Approaching Time Differently
12:40-1:00pm — Closing with Invitation to Writing Groups and Intention-Setting
What is the cost?
If you’d like to attend but the cost is prohibitive for any reason, please reach out. Registration is priced to provide a few registrations for free.
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.
And if you’d like to receive the discounted rate for this and future offerings, become a subscriber via Patreon.
|Planning Summer Writing Projects: registration options||
$45: Registration for Friday, May 22nd, $45: Registration for Thursday, May 21st