Saturday, October 8th, 3-6pm – RSVP for location – $75
Eanlai Cronin will facilitate a three-hour workshop on the theme of “Writing the Soul Awake.”
Writing the Soul Awake is a writing workshop based on the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, which believes that every person is a writer, and every writer deserves a safe environment in which to experiment, learn, and develop craft. Each workshop drops writers easily and instantly into the core content asking to be written through them, whether it is poetry, fiction, memoir or journal and process writing. Participants write to carefully prepared prompts designed to prime the creative pump, read their work aloud (though not required), and give and receive positive feedback using a simple and skillful AWA format. Open to writers of all ability levels.
Eanlai Cronin, a teacher, memoirist, and traditional Irish singer, designed her Writing the Soul Awake workshops based on three tenets: permission to break long silence, permission to claim lost voices, and permission to speak Soul Truths. As a sexual abuse survivor and silenced Irishwoman who grew up in a village shrouded in denial, Eanlai was very drawn to the ability of the AWA Method to empower the disempowered and give voice to the voiceless. Even the most hesitant writers are astounded at what emerges on the page in her workshops. In the words of a recent participant, “for someone who has never regarded herself a writer, I am not sure how I came to write so much and so easily in those three hours with Eanlai, but I know this. I have walked away a changed woman. I have found my voice.”
A long time contributor to the Kerryman newspaper in the 90’s, Eanlai’s work has appeared in Courage To Heal, Sinister Wisdom and Sonoma Women’s Voices. She has just completed her first memoir Girl in Irish.
Workshop limited to 12