The body is one of our greatest recording devices—a goldmine of wisdom, memory, and emotion. By accessing our physical selves, we can become more connected with our authentic creative voice and learn to avoid cliché.
Through a series of in-class movement and writing exercises, you will explore various ways to overcome blocks and deepen your writing practice. By the end of the class, you will leave with simple physical movements and writing prompts that you can incorporate into your creative process.
Open to writers of all levels in all genres, author Jillian Lauren, alongside choreographer and aerialist Bianca Sapetto, will lead this innovative workshop. Bring a notebook and pen and wear comfortable clothes. Be prepared to move, breathe, write, and access the fresh inspiration within!
January 18, 2014 @ 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5257 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Bianca Sapetto, choreographer, director, aerialist, dancer, and teacher began her career as a rhythmic gymnast, claiming five U.S. National Championships. She has performed, choreographed, and/or directed for Disney, Cirque du Soleil, Warner Brothers, Paramount films, the Grammy Awards, the Tonight Show, Good Morning America, the American Music Awards, Jackie Chan’s Stunt Team, Luminario Ballet, Michigan Opera, Teatro ZinZanni, Astor Piazzola Tango Foundation, and the Olympic Gymnastics Tours. Bianca studied comparative religion at Amherst College and is a certified yoga instructor. Her web site: biancasapetto.com
Jillian Lauren is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Some Girls: My Life in a Harem and the novel, Pretty, both published by Plume/Penguin. Some Girls has been translated into seventeen different languages. Her next memoir, Everything You Ever Wanted, will be released by Plume in 2014.
Jillian has an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Magazine, Salon.com, and elsewhere. She has also been widely anthologized, including in The Moth Anthology, True Tales of Lust and Love and Best of Babble Blogs.
She has performed at spoken word and storytelling events across the country, and is a regular performer on The Moth mainstage. Jillian has been interviewed on such television programs as The View, Good Morning America and Howard Stern. She is a popular and sometimes controversial blogger at MSNBC, The Huffington Post, and Jillianlauren.com, which was named a Top 100 Mom Blog of 2012 by Babble Magazine. Jillian is married to Weezer bass player Scott Shriner. They live in Los Angeles with their son.
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**PLEASE BRING A YOGA MAT TO THIS WORKSHOP