“Tuesdays with Crescent”
The Summer Session
“In times of uncertainy, in times of trial, writing is especially the balm to the inner workings of the soul. Crescent helps you discover your roadmap~ as she, and I believe her father said to her, “Nothing is Wasted on the Writer.” Come write …you’ll enter a unique world of intimacy with your inner self. “- SMN
- always wanted to write
- used to write, but have stopped
- always wanted to study with Crescent
- have stories to tell but are not sure how to tell them in written form
- want to find, grow, clarify, and energize your writing voice
- are unsure how to integrate that voice with your experience, stories and ideas …
Then the DO IT NOW, DO IT ANYWAY Summer Tuesdays with Crescent is for you.
Participation is limited to 12.
An a 8-week, once-a-week small writing group, Tuesdays with Crescent (TwC) is low-key, high-energy, challenging, gentle, surprising. At times, it’s thrilling. It builds skills and confidence, grows creative risk-taking; evaporates procrastination.
In TwC, in company with your small group of trustworthy cohorts and Crescent, you will take your work to its next level, whatever that level is for you. Each session builds on the next, with useful, actionable approaches, practices, methods, tools and insights you need now. Add a touch of accountability and the cross-fertilization of TwC, an intimate creative neighborhood which develops over two months, and you will change meh, hand-wringing, what-do-I-do-now and general anxiety into eagerness, enthusiasm, and good writing.
Eight consecutive Tuesday evening Zoom sessions in real time (7:00- 9:00 pm Central):
Tuesday,June 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28.
TwC is usually given just twice a year, in the spring (January-April) and fall (September-December).
This summer session, for 2020 only, is an antidote to self-quarantine frustrations: a practical way to use the uncertainty of the times, while basking in the interesting supportive company of others also on the writing and growth path.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Tuesdays with Crescent helps you fall in love, or back in love, with the process of writing itself.
Under Crescent’s gentle, energized, experienced guidance, writers of all levels of experience discover abilities and stories that didn’t know they had. Here, writers at all phases, in all genres, are deliberately combined: beginning or novice, experienced or longing to be, published or not.
You, your fellow classmates and Crescent Dragonwagon, a much-published multi-genre writer, work together. You’ll go from where you are to your individual next step. Dragonwagon is both tender and tough: she knows when and how to push, and she does it with respect, kindness, humor, and originality. Fears and intimidation start dropping away within the first few minutes of the very first class.
All writing takes place in class. TwC is not a critique group, where participants bring in already-written work for discussion and analysis. Nor is it focused on a single genre.
You come in with nothing more than a notebook (or laptop). Crescent talks briefly (and in later classes, not at all initially), teaches a bit, and tosses out a topic and a form. And we’re off to the races.
Reading out loud is optional. There are no grades. There is no way to do it wrong.
In TWC’S eight sessions, you’ll shift from anxiety to ah-ha, now-I-get-it. From malaise to I-had-no-idea-I-could-do-this.
You’ll start (or return to) writing. How good that writing is, and how thrillingly enjoyable doing it turns out to be, will astonish and delight you.