Instructor: Nina Munteanu
Did you know that by simply keeping a journal, blogging or writing long letters, memoirs or fiction you are improving your health?
The immediate and long-term beneficial effects of expressive writing have been clinically proven. Some of these include improved blood pressure, immune system functioning, lung and liver function, memory, social and linguistic behavior, and psychological well-being.
Join internationally published novelist, essayist and blogger NINA MUNTEANU for a candid 4-hour workshop and discussion on wellness writing. Nina shares how she became a professional writer and how it helped her through various periods in her life. She discusses various forms of expressive writing (e.g., free writing, journaling, blogging, letter-writing, memoir and fiction); and through exercises, programs and other tools she shows you how you can enjoy a life of improved well-being through writing that is suited to your lifestyle. The workshop consists of lecture, discussion and hands-on exercises. Participants should bring a notebook and pen and be prepared to share. Handouts provided.
Recommended Resources: Cameron, Julia. 1992 The Artist’s Way. Penguin Putnam Inc., New York, NY. 222pp.; Munteanu, Nina. 2009. The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now! Starfire World Syndicate. Louisville, KY. 266pp.; Munteanu, Nina. 2010. The Writer’s Toolkit. DVD. Starfire World Syndicate. Louisville, KY.
Time & Schedule: The schedule and time of this 4-hour workshop TBA for upcoming semester.
“Very positive; a real catalyst to positive change. I liked her Jungian / Artist’s journey approach.” —Catherine Young
“I wrote something important today.” — Ellen Gordon
“Nina is a beautiful soul … well organized and interesting … fabulous.” — Daya Winsten