The Resilient Writer

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Hoa Pham
24 January 2019 - 10:00 to 1:00 PM
Hoa Pham
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Sometimes as a writer you get stuck. Or you can’t start. To continue writing, all writers must have resilience to deal with the obstacles that get in the way, particularly those that come from our own minds. This course will explore our sense of what being a writer can be, and ways to encourage creativity. Taking mindfulness exercises as practiced by Thich Nhat Hanh and adapted by Maxine Hong Kingston and Deena Metzger for writing, the course will explore the self in relation to one’s writing and creativity.

You will learn

  • Mindfulness practices such as walking meditation
  • Exploring your personal story as a writer
  • How to counter your inner critic
  • How to tap into inspiration like through automatic writing
  • How to engage in self-reflective writing practice.

About Hoa Pham

Hoa Pham is the author of six books and two plays. Her most recent novel, 'Wave', has been translated into Vietnamese and is being adapted to film. 'The Other Shore' won the Viva La Novella Prize in 2014. Hoa’s most recent piece is 'The Lady of the Realm', in the Review of Australian Fiction. Her play 'Silence' was on the VCE Drama list in 2010. She is also the founder of Peril Magazine, an Asian-Australian online arts and culture magazine. She has completed her doctorate in creative arts and also holds master’s degrees in creative writing and psychology.


Writers Victoria
176 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia

Phone: 03 9094 7840
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Registration fee
Concession Member $ 80.00
Member $ 90.00
Non-member $ 120.00

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