Writing the Unconscious, with Jenny Bitner, Oct. 27th – Dec. 1st (via Wet Ink / Zoom)

Jenny Bitner

Jenny Bitner

WEDNESDAYS, OCT. 27th — DEC. 1st   | There is a magic and mystery in the process of writing, but sometimes we lose that feeling when we write for a living or have an idea of writing as only a finished project. In this generative writing class we will use tarot, dreamwork, astrology, automatic writing and hypnosis to generate new ideas and spark our creative minds.

Writing is wonderful when it flows, but how can we regularly tap into the flow state? In this class we will explore ways of accessing the unconscious for our writing. We will brainstorm, explore, play writing games, look at our dreams, and explore guided meditation for creativity. There is no homework in this class. This class is great for beginners, those wanting to get re-inspired and those who work professionally with words and feel numb to their beauty.

Asynchronous learning materials for this class will be available online (via the Wet Ink platform). Scheduled class sessions will take place via Zoom. Registered students, please contact the instructor directly for Zoom details.

Jenny Bitner’s fiction and poetry has been published in Mississippi Review, The Fabulist, The Sun, Fence, Corium, Fourteen Hills, Mid-American Review, and PANK. Pine Press published a chapbook of her poetry entitled Mother. Her story “The Pamphleteer” was published in Best American Nonrequired Reading. Her work was also included in the anthology Writing That Risks. Her nonfiction has appeared in Utne Reader, To-Do List, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Men’s Health. She earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Virginia. She is also a certified hypnotherapist. Her novel Here Is A Game We Could Play was published in 2021 from Acre Books.

Contact: jenny.bitner@gmail.com

Number of sessions: 5

Dates: Wednesdays, October 27, November 3, 10, 17 (no class November 24), December 1

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Pacific Time

Wet Ink modules available: Wednesday, October 27, 10:00pm Pacific Time

Course fee: $335

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