AN ONLINE WORKSHOP
June 22 - Dec 21, 2021
TELL YOUR STORY!
In this 26-week online workshop (starting on summer solstice and ending on winter solstice) Moin Subhani takes you on a journey to explore yourself and your relationship with the creative process. In his particular style, that mixes his love for pop-culture, physical body awareness and exploration of the spiritual, Moin looks to lead an intimate online-group of ten participants on a playful and compassionate journey exploring creativity.
The premise of this program is that making art is easier with others, so the participants learn to support not only themselves, but each other, as they work on a writing project together. The goal of the program is for each participant to cultivate a writing practice and complete at least 20-pages towards a writing project that they wish to explore in this workshop. If the participant wishes they can include their final writing in the workshop's self-publication “Write Now: Vol 1”.
Any type of writing project can be explored: fiction, non-fiction, short-story, essays, memoir, poetry, graphic novel, zine etc.
No formal writing training is required. This is not a workshop that focuses on the elements of writing (plot development, writing style, character formation). This workshop focuses on cultivating an understanding of the creative process and creating a supportive group. The belief is that the participant will automatically develop their writing skills through the exploration of the creative process and the support of a group.
The workshop program consists of the following:
Bi-weekly meetings (90 minutes - 13 sessions) - this will be a mix of instructional and experiential learning.
Practice Labs (1 hour - 26 session) - this will be to meet and practice writing as a group.
Online Support Group - via Facebook there will be a private Facebook group for workshop participants to get support and share work online. Cultivation of this online group will be an active part of the workshop.
These three components become the structural support of the workshop. We meet bi-weekly to explore our creative process within a group setting - Moin provides experiences to help you connect and understand your writer-self. Then, we meet for our weekly practice labs, where we actively practice writing. The online support group is cultivated as a space to support writing in between our meetings. The workshop will also provide you with a syllabus of pertinent readings (and more) to help inspire you in your writing endeavour.
Commitment and showing up for the process is a crucial component of the workshop. The workshop requires a commitment of 80% attendance. If your attendance falls below, the group as whole decides and determines if you may continue.
Cost of the workshop is $1,573. The cost of the workshop can be reimbursed by your insurance provider if you have coverage for psychotherapy. Those interested will first be interviewed to determine fit for the workshop and an expression of interest is asked for. If you have any questions email Moin at .
The workshop follows the seasons. In summer, we approach writing with a sense of exploration and play. In fall, we approach writing with a sense of harvest and discipline. The goal is to have participants discover and cultivate the necessary conditions to succeed in their writing life.
TOPIC OUTLINE FOR WORKSHOP CLASSES
Workshop Classes are 90 minutes and run bi-weekly on Tuesdays from Jun 22, 2021 to Dec 21, 2021 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm EST.
Classes will be held on zoom. The format will be a mix of instructional and experiential learning.
Jun 22, 2021 - Starting our Journey
Jul 6, 2021 - The Writers Dream
Jul 20, 2021 - The Writer in Nature
Aug 3, 2021 - The Writers Body
Aug 17, 2021 - The Writer and Magic
Aug 31, 2021 - The Writers Past
Sep 14, 2021 - The Writers Family
Sep 28, 2021 - The Writers Dance
Oct 12, 2021 - The Writers Experience
Oct 26, 2021 - The Writers Feelings
Nov 9, 2021 - The Writer and Spirituality
Nov 23, 2021 - The Writers Path
Dec 7, 2021 - The Writer and Sacrifice
Dec 21, 2021 - Completing our Journey
WRITING PRACTICE LABS
A weekly writing practice lab is a component of this workshop. The lab is an hour long and your time to write with the support of the group. You will be provided writing prompts and invited to write. This becomes a guaranteed time for you to work on your writing project. Scheduling for this lab will be done once participants have registered to ensure a mutually convenient time. The practice lab will be held on zoom.
ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP
The workshop will have its own private Facebook Group where participants can share and get support online. This will be a place where we can cultivate the group in-between workshop classes and writing practice labs. The online group becomes a place to practice the art of being in community as artists (even if online).
For participants to become curious and aware:
about their own personal needs - physical, emotional and mental - in terms of their creative process.
of their creative process as an embodied physical experience in their body.
of their environment - in particular nature - as a source of both inspiration and support for the creative process.
of the dynamics of their own creative process - of it ebbs and flows.
of the necessary support they need for their creative process.
of their personal blockages and challenges in terms of the creative process and how to find adequate support.
of their “inner-critic” and “saboteur” and learn how to work with these tendencies in the creative process.
of how to offer support to others in the group for each other's creative process.
of how to utilize a group workshop format to help support their creative process.
of how to mine their personal experiences for creative purposes.
of their personal needs in terms of a creative practice - that is meaningful and supportive for them.
of how to share their art in a group workshop format - from initial prompt stage to final draft - and incorporate feedback.
of how to provide meaningful feedback to assist others in the group with their creative process.
about their personal process for seeing a creative idea to completion, from initial prompt stage to a final draft form.