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Image for event: What It Means to Say Yes to the Creative Life *

Registration opens:
August 22nd, 2024

What It Means to Say Yes to the Creative Life *

With Visiting Artist Vinita Hampton Wright

2024-09-12 17:30:00 2024-09-12 19:30:00 America/Chicago What It Means to Say Yes to the Creative Life * This session explores characteristics of creativity--whether in writing or other areas of life--and how a person might respond. Fayetteville Public Library - Meeting: The Willard & Pat Walker Community Room

Thursday, September 12
5:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-09-12 17:30:00 2024-09-12 19:30:00 America/Chicago What It Means to Say Yes to the Creative Life * This session explores characteristics of creativity--whether in writing or other areas of life--and how a person might respond. Fayetteville Public Library - Meeting: The Willard & Pat Walker Community Room

Fayetteville Public Library

Meeting: The Willard & Pat Walker Community Room

This session explores characteristics of creativity--whether in writing or other areas of life--and how a person might respond.

Also, how others might respond to a creative person and/or creative work. We will touch upon the work itself but also emotional and psychological aspects of creative endeavors. Will include lecture, discussion, and writing exercises.

Vinita Hampton Wright recently retired after three decades as a book editor. She currently writes, freelances as an editor, and teaches courses for the University of Chicago's Professional Development Editing Certificate program. She has published three novels and more than a dozen nonfiction books, two of them on the creative process and writing nonfiction for publication. A spiritual director trained at Loyola University Chicago, she has, over the past twenty years, facilitated numerous workshops and retreats on creativity, writing, prayer, and spiritual development. She continues to be a sought-after speaker and presenter on these topics.

During Vinita’s residency she will work on her current writing projects including a novel, a collection of essays, and possibly an adaptation of St. Ignatius's Spiritual Exercises that focuses on women's experiences.  Vinita will lead writing classes that engage creativity with individuals’ experiences. Participants will explore the creative process, develop self-care while dealing with both light and dark aspects of creative work, experience writing for personal development and discovery, and learn the practicalities of the writing craft itself, including self-editing.

AGE GROUP: | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Classes & Learning |

TAGS: | writing | visiting artist |

Fayetteville Public Library

questions@faylib.org
Phone: 479-856-7000

Hours
Mon, Jul 08 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jul 09 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jul 10 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jul 11 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jul 12 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Jul 13 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Jul 14 1:00PM to 5:00PM

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Sat, Jul 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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