Nita writes and teaches using the writing practice techniques of best-selling author Natalie Goldberg with whom she has studied since 1996.
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THE WRITE STUFF: A WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
~ Nita will present the break-out session “Keep Your Hand Moving”
Saturday, November 14 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Upper Arlington Main Library
2800 Tremont Road
Pre-registration is required.
Sponsored by the UA libraries, UA Cultural Arts Division and Lifelong Learning, this free inaugural event for writers of all genres and experience levels is a fantastic, one-stop-shop opportunity to attend presentations by local authors and literary specialists, take part in hands-on small group breakouts, and browse an interesting variety of informational booths staffed by local writing, publishing and support organizations. A detailed event schedule is available at www.library.org or in the Fall 2015 Library Link. Preregister on-line or by calling the library’s adult services desk at 614-486-9621.
WRITING AS A PRACTICE
Saturday, December 19 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Northwest Library Meeting Room
2280 Hard Road
Columbus, OH 43235
In her book, Writing Down the Bones, bestselling author Natalie Goldberg introduced “writing practice,” a technique that combines the power of the pen with meditation to break writing blocks and tap into the creative mind.
Freelance writer Nita Sweeney, Goldberg’s former assistant and student, will explain this effective tool and lead writing exercises and a brief period of meditation.
Registration is required and will open on November 24 at 9:00am. Please visit the library website then.
WRITING FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 9AM to 3PM
UA Senior Center (Open to all adults)
Building 1 – Room 104
1945 Ridgeview Road
“I fully recommend Nita Sweeney, a wonderful teacher who I asked to bring writing practice to Ohio. She has studied with me intensively for many years and understands the fears and hopes of writers. Her workshops benefit beginners as well as long-time practitioners.” – Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind
Does that nasty inner critic keep you from writing? If so, spend a day doing writing practice with Nita Sweeney, MFA, freelance writer, teacher, and long-time student of Natalie Goldberg. “Writing practice,” reduces stress around writing, increases productivity, and tames the inner critic. In-class writing practice, optional reading with no critique and short periods of meditation help students access their wild writing minds. No previous writing or meditation experience is necessary. Course content varies to accommodate returning students. Open to adults of all ages. Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open mind for a day filled with creative fun!
Class schedule includes a one-hour lunch break.
For more information or to register call 614-583-5300
or visit https://parks.uaoh.net.
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