The Weekend Warrior Writing Intensive!
Coming June 14-16th NYC
Philosophy of this workshop: Everything you need to know about the play you’re about to write, you already know. What you need is unfettered access to your instincts and emotions.
Say yes to your impulses.
Immerse yourself in the world of your next play and put pen to paper for a three-day marathon. There will not be time spent reading aloud, it’s all geared towards generating new material. This is a guided solo trip, with the camaraderie of other writers in the same room.
Included in the workshop is a one-on-one consultation to discuss your project and overnight assignments to keep your mind churning between sessions.
Exercises will be playful and provocative to move you through self-imposed hurdles and inhibitions and get you writing fast and furiously.
Face your fears, step into your deepest places and write from your heart.
Want to begin a project but you’re terrified? Can’t make the time? The minute you sit down to write, you think your ideas are horrible or someone’s already written it better than you ever will? Feeling vulnerable? Then you’re in the right place.
Come in with nothing, or just the seed of an idea for your next project. If you’ve just begun a play and you’re under 20 pages in, that will work.
Enter Friday with an open mind, leave with a direct path into your next play. Also, there will be snacks!
Friday June 14th 6-9 pm
Saturday June 15th 11-6 pm
Sunday June 16 12-5 pm
Place: Chelsea, Manhattan
*Schedule jam-packed for the weekend warrior but you need to kickoff your play or break through barriers? Spend just the Saturday from 11-6 writing with guidance for $180 while spaces are available.
Winter Miller is the author of In Darfur (The Public and regionally), The Penetration Play (13P), Paternity (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), The Arrival, and the musical Amandine and a founding member of 13Playwrights. Winter is in her fourth year of training as a Core Energetics Practitioner working with artists to identify the blocks in their mind and body, and release inhibitions to write the story waiting within.
Winter’s teaching comes from a generous and grounded place that is focused on empowering writers to find and articulate the stories they are trying to tell.
Winter's solid hands off + hands on teaching technique shines, as does her excellent class structure that bounces between writing prompts and group exercises that engaged me physically and kept my blood flowing, along with establishing a real community in the room with the other playwrights. There was no competition in the room. There was none of that tension that often works its way into workshop settings or writer's groups, because you are there for you and your story. Take this class. You'll walk away with a new story to tell, I guarantee it. Say yes.
I want you to know how instrumental your workshop was in creating this piece. There are several major plot elements that came about from the exercises you had us do in class, as well as some of the thoughts and questions you had for me during our one-on-one chat. My writing process also completely changed. I had never written by hand before your workshop.
I tapped into my “writer’s brain” with innovative non-threatening exercises that opened doors for me to discover unexplored creative depths.
You will write more than you ever thought you could, yet be guided by a sailing captain who will always keep you on course and bring you safely into port. Winter will not let you settle for less than your best. She will challenge you, but will also be your best champion when you accept that challenge- she values risk, truth and an earnest work ethic.
Phone interview, referral or writing sample necessary for entrance to the class. Contact me on Facebook to set up a time. Thank you!