Women Writing to Change the World
June 2017

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Upcoming Workshops

Women Writing to Change the World

June 09, 2017 – June 11, 2017
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM17-1902-273
Teacher:
Amy Ferris, Sherry Amatenstein, Blair Glaser
Tuition:
$350
Plus accommodations
SM17-1902-273Amy Ferris, Sherry Amatenstein, Blair Glaser,
Description

As women many of us have a story we want to share, write about, or tell—but how do we begin? We begin with a word. A sentence. A first line. But those first words can be daunting, especially when you realize that words have power and you can change lives with your writing.

Guided by author Amy Ferris and therapists Sherry Amatenstein and Blair Glaser, you spend a weekend meditating, connecting, rabble rousing, and writing. Through small group work, sharing, and creative writing prompts, you transform your fear and shame into power on the page. You create essays, poems, petitions, manifestos—whatever you are moved to create—about topics that catalyze you and leave you forever changed, forever united.

Open to all women who are ready to break their silence, change the world, and manifest the spirit of unstoppable community and connection. You return home with reading lists, writing exercises, information about markets and editors, and specific tactics to stay super-charged and in the creative flow.

Schedule
FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Teachers

Amy Ferris is an editor, screenwriter, playwright, and author of the memoir Marrying George Clooney: Confessions from a Midlife Crisis , which was adapted into an Off-Broadway play. marryinggeorgeclooney.com

Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW, is a therapist and author of How Does that Make You Feel? and The Q&A Dating Book. She is an adjunct writing professor at New York University. marriedfaq.com

Blair Glaser, MA, LCAT, is a psychotherapist, leadership mentor, and organizational consultant who delights in helping people stand in their authority at home and at work. blairglaser.com