Write Your Life
with T. Dean Adams
“Need a nudge to get those creative juices flowing? Women looking for a casual, creative environment where they can share their words would do well to sign up for this motivating and positive experience.” – Austin Chronicle
“Pencil in some time for yourself… participants de-stress, remember past experiences, and look toward the future.” – The State
Write Your Life Stories
Wednesdays, 12-2pm, April 4 – 25
The Greenville News
32 E. Broad St., Greenville, SC 29601
Click here to register!
*Discount for Greenville News subscribers.
A four-week memoir focused series, Write Your Life Stories is a non-academic, creative writing workshop to share the joys of writing and saving family history. The co-ed class guides participants to see the value in their life’s journey and find their voice in both writing and in life. By the end of the series, participants have stories to share with family along with direction for future research and writing.
For information on workshops, customized classes or speaking engagements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I offer:
- Personal writing coaching sessions – by phone, Skype and in person
- Write Your Life Stories – Memoir writing for saving family history and personal creativity and introspection.
- Write Your Life as a Woman – see class schedule above or host a private gathering of friends in your home
- Write Your Life as a Team – team building through writing together for organizations and businesses
- Write Your Life as a Family – strengthen family bonds by sharing stories
- Write Your Life as a Community – sharing stories to embrace our common bonds and honor our differences
About Write Your Life Classes
In a grounding and inspiring writing retreat, experience the radical self-care of putting away all electronics, turning off your phone and turning on your creativity.
In the style of journal writing workshops, we write by hand – pen on paper – in response to writing prompts and class content. With a focus on the process and experience of writing, there is no critiquing – only gentle encouragement in a non-academic, creative environment. No writing experience is necessary.
Click here to review the class contract which sets the space for the class (and can mostly be applied to life also).
What happens in class…
- Each student makes a commitment to follow the class contract. View it here.
Escape all things digital – we write by hand with pen or pencil on paper. Old school. Phones are turned completely off.
We write and read out loud in class. However, you can always “pass” and no one will mind a bit. (Bullies do not take this class. Only really nice people take this class.)
Even if you don’t like to write, don’t worry… words will be spilling out of you right away… it’s magical.
Guaranteed good for the head and heart.
Bring your favorite pens or pencils and your favorite paper – journal, notepad or loose leaf paper.
Leave your computer at home.
Be prepared to turn your phone off.
“A rainy Sunday writing class with Dean at The Writing Barn felt like a beautifully wrapped Tiffany-colored box gift to myself.” – Kelley Burrus, conference planner
“I loved Dean’s writing workshop “Write Your Life As A Woman.” It became a weekly ritual that I looked forward to … I loved this format of class – no critiquing, no judging – just writing and sharing. I would take it again!” – Suzanna Choffel, singer/songwriter
“Dean’s class helped me get more in touch with my writing, my life direction and a lot of kick ass females. I recommend this class to anyone looking for a little pick-me-up in the soul department.” – Laura, 28, engineer/writer/blogger
“… learning how to allow all of my thoughts and words to reach the paper without judging them… This class has been such an amazing experience and I am looking forward to seeing how this affects my songwriting as well.” – Vanessa Lively, singer/songwriter, artist
“… tapped into parts of me that were long dormant. Opened doors of creativity and intuitiveness I didn’t know I had. The class allowed me to be me.” – Leigh, pharmaceutical sales rep
“.. more confidence and faith in myself, in others and in the world in general. It was a true blessing.” – Catherine, tech writer