Saturday, March 30
Writing for Personal Evolution
Workshop led by Dara Lurie
South Berkshire Friends Meeting House, 280 State Road, Great Barrington, 1–2:30 p.m.

Writing for Personal Evolution is a course of self-discovery through the art and craft of the written word. In this experiential workshop, participants will be introduced to the emotional intelligence contained within the syntax, rhythms, and images of their writing.

Using a sequence of mind-mapping, guided visualization, and absorption writing, participants will learn to approach familiar personal territory with new and surprising insights.

Dara Lurie, MFA, is author of Great Space of Desire: Writing for Personal Evolution, a memoir about race, addiction, and healing through creativity. The book is also a creative guide with worksheets for writers wishing to develop their own life experiences into stories. Dara studied memoir writing and creative process with memoirist Louise DeSalvo at Hunter College. She has taught processed-based writing workshops for over ten years in a variety of continuing education programs in New York City and the Hudson Valley. Dara also hosts the online writing community Transformative Writing, featuring a monthly writing clinic. She is currently developing an online curriculum that will guide writers through the process from start to finish.