Freedom to Write: Creative Writing Workshop
- Dissolve writer’s block and discover a wellspring of inspiration
- Develop your authentic voice and unique gifts as a writer
- Learn tools of the writer’s craft to make your writing shine
- Bring your writing dreams and projects to life
- Enjoy camaraderie with other writers and have fun!
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, from beginners to experienced writers.
We write together each week and share our writing in a safe, supportive and highly stimulating environment. We learn new skills and hone tools of the writer’s art and craft to make your writing sizzle.
This is my most popular (and most fun!) class, and many students take it again and again as the material I share keeps changing and the process keeps you inspired, writing and growing as a writer.
Drawing from the renowned Amherst Writers and Artists Method, Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones, and a wealth of other sources, this method is powerfully effective for getting the ink flowing, staying inspired, generating strong, original writing and growing as a writer from wherever you are starting.
Whether you have a project that’s stalled, are just exploring writing for the first time or returning to it after a long hiatus, Freedom to Write will have your words flowing beautifully onto the page.
Structure of the Workshop
We write together in class, using inspiring suggestions and examples as instigation for our creativity.
I teach aspects of the writer’s art that help you develop your skills and broaden your palette of possibilities. And I offer optional ideas and creative prompts to keep you writing at home, help you cultivate a regular writing practice (if you want one), and support you in reaching your writing goals.
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.
You have the option to share your work and receive supportive feedback to help you develop your unique voice and strengths and grow as a writer.
You’ll also receive practical guidance for developing a regular writing practice, evoking your muse, and having the courage and commitment to reach your writing dreams. 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.
9 Thursdays • 4:00 – 6:00 pm Pacific Time
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June 17 – August 19 (no session on July 22)
Live online via Zoom
$397 • Half-scholarships for BIPOC available. Contact me here to inquire about them.
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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.”
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.