EIGHT TUESDAY EVENINGS, STARTING SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2020
TUESDAYS WITH CRESCENT
THE “DO IT NOW, DO IT ANYWAY” FALL EDITION
A GUIDED WRITING GROUP
The best way to learn how to write is by writing. So simple — so difficult. But with Crescent, ease replaces angst, and you’ll learn how this works with practices that are so intriguing and surprising you’ll forget to be nervous.
If you have a story to tell and want to tell it; if you are anxious, blocked, or uncertain about how to tell that story; if you are tired of the same-old-same-old and want to jiggle the molecules creatively or personally… Tuesdays with Crescent is for you. The approach is fun, light-hearted, but the work itself often astounding. These small-group sessions are good for those
- who “want to write, but…”
- who “used to journal, but…”
- are Artist’s Way drop-outs
- are recovering academics
- are storytellers transitioning from verbal to written forms
- identify as brand new writers
- are experienced or published writers in a dry spell
The 2020 Fall Edition of Tuesdays with Crescent starts Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 7:00 pm Central to 9:00 pm Central. It runs for 8 Tuesdays (skipping Election Day) with the final class November 10th. Participate via Zoom.
Limited to 12.
- 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 …
- have always wanted to write
- used to write, but stopped
- have always wanted to study with Crescent
Then the DO IT NOW, DO IT ANYWAY Fall Tuesdays with Crescent is for you.
Participation is limited to 12.
Want to know more?
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,September 15, 22, 29,October 6, 13 ,20, 27, and November 10th (no class on Election Day eve)
This autumn session 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.