Nancy Slonim Aronie is the author of Writing from the Heart: Tapping the Power of Your Inner Voice. She’s taught at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and received the Derek Bok Teacher of the Year Award at Harvard for two consecutive years as a teaching fellow for Robert Coles. She’s been a television performer in the miniseries “Catch a Rainbow,” a magazine columnist at McCall’s, and a commentator for NPR’s “All Things Considered.” She created the Chilmark Writing Workshop in her home on Martha’s Vineyard.
Jump-Start Your Memoir: Writing from the Heart
Date(s) - December 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017
Nancy Slonim Aronie
Don’t try to sound like a writer — BE one!
This is a safe place for writers to write–and if you feel safe, you can do anything. You can take the risk of saying this is who I am, this is what terrifies me, this is what moves me, this is what makes me laugh. When you take that risk, you dig deep. Here you’ll use your own language, find your own rhythm, write your own story, and honor your instincts. Anyone who wants to write, has written, or wants to make a firm connection to the power source of creativity is welcome to this nurturing space. Give your inner critic a vacation–it could be permanent!–and celebrate who you are without judgment or evaluation. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll become an alchemist as you turn pain into gold. Write with renewed innocence and astounding power. It is not unusual for a life transformation to take place in the sacred circle Nancy creates. You cannot be wrong. The truth is healing; writing the truth is always right.