- How do we engage in the world in more mindful, intentional ways
- Which writing practices help us to be more present?
- How can writing—for ourselves and for others—impact our everyday lives and contribute to a more socially just world?
In this series of three 2-hour writing workshops, we’ll explore these questions and engage in contemplative writing practices.
At its core, contemplative writing asks us to slow down, know ourselves better, and bring intention to all communicative acts: reading and writing, listening and speaking, witnessing and testifying. Engaging these practices, therefore, highlights embodiment and the need to feel, experience, and act—and not just think our way through the world.
For this workshop series, come ready to write, read, play, reflect, meditate and interact with others.
This series will be led by Beth Godbee, Ph.D., a public educator and writer with deep commitments to social, racial and environmental justice.
Beth brings years of experience as a writer and writing teacher (previously tenured professor in composition, rhetoric and literacy studies). She regularly facilitates writing workshops (in-person and online) and has worked in writing centers, community literacy programs and writing across the curriculum programs for many years.
This program is sponsored by the Brown Chair in English Literacy at the University of Arkansas.
Registration is required and includes three days of the series: Tuesday, October 5, 12 & 19, 6–8pm.