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Entries from January 2012

Writing Your Way OUt of A Paper Bag

January 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment

The last in the series “Finding your Balance” Is Thursday Feb 2:
                        Writing Your Way Out of A Paper Bag
This session explores where people are stuck, and uses writing as a tool to help unstick them. It includes a talk about blocks, frustrations and the tactics we use to avoid/deal with situations. Participants engage in writing exercises designed to open the experience, let some air in, see what’s there, and perhaps show the possibility of new directions. (This is done in a creative, non-didactic way and doesn’t promise to solve anything. It’s meant to be fun!)

No writing experience necessary.
Hart House
12-1pm
East Common Room

(Writing Your Way Out of A Paper Bag is the mother of all Poet in Community workshops: the first ever invented and most user-friendly. If you’ve been wondering should I go? Come.)

To register go here.
Or just show up.

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Coming in March

January 27th, 2012 · No Comments

A Writer’s Process: The Inside Story
Presented by The Hart House Literary & Library Committee

Is there a story inside the story you’re trying to write or a poem beneath the poem? What are the truths you want to share? We carry ourselves like onions with so many layers; the more access we have to the layers, the richer our work and our lives. In these 3 sessions, we’ll do exercises to tap into the truths we carry and might not even know are there. Get a read on the inside story; share it with yourself and perhaps others.

Thursday, March 1, 8 and 15, 2012
12-1:30pm
Open to all students and members of Hart House.
Registration here.
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Two workshops today!

January 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Finding Your Balance: A series of three workshops to restore and explore balance 
Workshop 2: Taking Your Whole Self to School.
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself. I am large, I contain multitudes.”
— Walt Whitman
Each one of us contains multitudes. Bring your multitudinous self to Hart House at noon today and write. No experience necessary.
Thursday January 26, 2012
East Common Room
Hart House 
Noon-1pm

To register and for information on all three sessions: www.poet.utoronto.ca

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Finding A Trusting Spirit
a workshop for graduate students 

What part of your spirit never goes to work, gets edited out, or left at home? How do you find words, experiences, human and material supports to invite your whole self to your day? This workshop explores the meeting place of your humanity and your professional self at U of T, the risks and costs, needs and desires. Through writing exercises, explore the possibility of finding a trusting spirit at the cusp of work and heart.

Thursday January 26, 2012
Croft Chapter House
3pm-4:30pm
No writing experience necessary. Refreshments will be served!
Register by emailing gradroom@utoronto.ca

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Finding A Trusting Spirit

January 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Finding A Trusting Spirit
a workshop for University of Toronto graduate students 

What part of your spirit never goes to work, gets edited out, or left at home? How do you find words, experiences, human and material supports to invite your whole self to your day? This workshop explores the meeting place of your humanity and your professional self at U of T, the risks and costs, needs and desires. Through writing exercises, explore the possibility of finding a trusting spirit at the cusp of work and heart.

Thursday January 26, 2012
Croft Chapter House
3pm-4:30pm                                                                                                                                                                             Register by emailing gradroom@utoronto.ca 

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