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Sit Still, Travel Far: Creative writing and meditation

Nottingham is a City of Literature

Event Date: 12 September 2020

Time zone in Nottingham, UK (GMT+1)

Where the mind dwells often determines how life unfolds and how writing flows. This workshop introduces meditation as a tool to notice, acknowledge and choose our mind spaces. It presents itself as an antidote to overthinking and overplanning, suggesting that letting go is a more fruitful option when it comes to creativity.

We will explore:
• the power of silence and stillness to increase focus and refine perception;

• Ways to align the intellect with the heart, to enrich our emotional understanding;

• How to expand awareness, allowing the self to step back and insight to step in.

Our time will be shared between guided sits and visualisations, quick writing exercises, short talks and group exchanges. Participants are welcome to bring a specific question or hurdle they would like to work on, or just curiosity about the mind’s mystery.

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