Instructors: Jay Kauffmann & Russell Grieger
Cost: $65 Members | $72 Non-Members
Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 9:00am-1:00pm
This seminar, co-led by author Jay Kauffmann and clinical psychologist Russell Grieger, will look at the art of writing through the lens of psychology, with the understanding that all good writing starts at the core of artistic identity. For poets, fiction and nonfiction writers alike, this course will consider the path to finding your own authentic voice and uncovering emotional truth in your work. We will look at writer's block and the anxieties of creation and propose means to unlock the creative self and promote artistic daring. There will be in-class exercises and readings.
Jay Kauffmann holds an MFA from Vermont College and has taught at Randolph College, Vermont College, and Göteborgs Stadsbibliotek. Nominee for Best New American Voices 2009 and the 2010 Pushcart Prize, he has new work out in Storyglossia, The Writer’s Chronicle, Lumina, upstreet, and Mid-American Review.
Russell Grieger, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice and president of Russell Grieger and Associates, an organizational consulting company. An adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, Grieger has authored six books and over seventy-five professional papers and chapters. He is currently writing a self-help book, The Happiness Handbook, and a memoir about an NCAA basketball team on which he played, The Perfect Season.