Freedom to Write: Creative Writing Workshop
8 Weeks, 2 hour sessions.
Next group begins in June, 2023.
Live, interactive, small group. On Zoom.
- Dissolve creative block and discover a wellspring of inspiration
- Develop your authentic voice and unique gifts as a writer
- Learn tools of the craft to make your words sparkle
- Expand your creative palette and grow as a writer
- Bring your creative dreams and projects to life
Open to writers in all genres and at all levels of experience. This creative writing workshop is powerfully effective for all kinds of writing. From poetry to screenplays, memoir to fiction, from writing as healing to writing for publication. This class will give you a big positive burst of creative juice along with tools to hone your writing and practices to stretch your creative capacities.
This is a highly-interactive, live (on Zoom), small group workshop, limited to 9 participants.
We write together each week and share our writing in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment. You’ll learn new skills to make your writing sizzle and be encouraged to try new forms, voices, and styles to give you a wider range of creative possibilities. Most of all, you’ll find yourself writing with ease, and often astonishing yourself with the results.
This is my most popular (and fun!) class. Many students take it again and again to keep them inspired, writing well, reaching their writing goals, learning new things, and sharing with supportive others. I bring new material to each series.
Whether you have a project that’s stalled, are just exploring writing for the first time or returning to it after a long hiatus, or in the midst of something and would like some fresh energy, Freedom to Write will have your words flowing onto the page.
Structure of the Workshop
Class size is limited to 9 participants, so you get lots of individual attention. We write together in class each week, using inspiring suggestions, trying on surprising exercises, and looking at a wide range of extraordinary examples from published writers. You have the chance to share your work each week and receive supportive feedback to help you develop your unique voice and grow as a writer.
We focus each week on different aspects of the writer’s art and craft to help you develop your skills and broaden your creative palette. I also provide tools and writing prompts to keep you going at home, help you cultivate a regular writing practice, and support you in reaching your writing goals. And, from time to time, I bring in amazing guest writers.
You also get one complimentary 30-minute private session with me to focus on your writing.
You are free to write in any medium—poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction. You can work on an ongoing project or simply see what arises each week.
Remarkable growth happens and projects get completed when people engage in this process.
And you’ll have fun!
I feel inspired to keep writing and sharing with others.
I would highly recommend working with and being mentored by Maxima. You will be in gifted and skilled, caring hands.“
Maxima Kahn has been leading workshops on writing and creativity since 2004, formerly at the University of California Davis Extension, and now at Brilliant Playground. A recipient of scholarships and fellowships to the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley and the Vermont Studio Center, she has been published in numerous literary journals, has twice been nominated for Best of the Net and was a finalist for the Atlanta Review Poetry Prize. Her book of poems, Fierce Aria, was published by Finishing Line Press and was a finalist for an Eric Hoffer Book Award.
8 WEDNESDAYS • 4:00 – 6:00 pm Pacific Time
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Next group begins in June, 2023.
Live online via Zoom. This is highly interactive. You need to be able to participate with both video and audio.
$198 for BIPOC
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Thank you so much for that Max. I was so impressed with the talents I perceived in the group. You had many really good writers in there and although my direction might have been a bit different, I enjoyed “meeting” so many gifted writers who obviously moved ahead with your direction and guidance. Thanks for your help. You’re a wonderful teacher and were tuned into the direction of your “kids.”
I’m looking forward to “seeing” you again and gaining the advice and direction of your teaching. Thank you so much for what you gave us.
This Freedom to Write class is wonderful for many reasons. If you are stuck or procrastinating, it gets you writing, every week for 8 weeks, which can really get you going again. The people who are drawn to Max are of a very high calibre of human beings, and creatives. The mutual support and sharing in such a safe container, hearing the incredible things people write, right on the spot is very inspiring. The glimpses into slivers of so many different lives is very juicy. And there is real, concrete, truly helpful learning on craft and techniques to boot!
Some of my best writing has happened in Max’s Freedom to Write classes. There is just something about the group and the container that Max creates that really helps me get it out. I would not be writing at all if it were not for Max.
unfurling naturally like the opening of a flower… allowing the work to write itself, because it’s been there all along, waiting for the pen to outline its form.”