SEMINAR : Writing into Deep Creativity
Creativity requires the making of something new, the movement away from the established norm into a new and different world. This means opening the brain to regions outside those of the linear-thinking that dominate the usual operations of the day. Creative people have learned, or are congenitally blessed with, certain abilities that allow them to be spontaneous, intuitive, outside-the-box in the expressions of their art, otherwise there is no advancement of the art, in a word, no creativity. We will push ourselves in a brave and creative direction in this workshop. Writers of all genre are welcome. The only requirement is to bring new work that is short enough for us to handle in the workshop setting. We needn't feel the pressure to become DaVinci, yet to produce some small body of work that is fresh and satisfying.
Note: This seminar will be limited to 25 students, selected by lottery on Thursday, Dec. 5. First meeting (January 7) is required, as is regular attendance. Do not apply unless you can make this commitment.
David Watts’s literary credits include seven books of poetry, three collections of short stories, two mystery novels, seven western novels, a Christmas memoir, and several essays. He is a medical doctor, a classically trained musician, inventor and former television personality and commentator for All Things Considered. He publishes occasionally under the pseudonym of his alter-ego, Harvey Ellis, poetry that arises from the deeper levels of consciousness.