Creative Writing: Dissolving Creative Blocks Through Paradox (July 17)
Online (Zoom) Workshop
Saturday, July 17
10:00am – 1:00pm Eastern Time
7:00 – 10:00am Pacific Time
Arts Alliance of Stratford members: $30
Non members: $35
(7 student minimum)
Beginner to advanced writers welcome.
Paradoxical statements are those that are somehow both contradictory and true at the same time, like “I always lie” or “If I know one thing, it’s that I know nothing.” When we contemplate these statements, we facilitate brand new ways of thinking. As our brains try to make sense of the seeming senselessness of apparent paradoxes, our synapses fire in ways they never have before, carving out brand new neural pathways that cause us to shift perspective, create new patterns of thought, and draw on unexpected bursts of creativity. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to use their own curiosity and fascination to dissolve their creative blocks, mental blocks, life blocks and even long-held emotional blocks, through paradox.
About the instructor
Brian Hogan is a guest lecturer and program coordinator at Sacred Heart University’s Graduate Film/TV & Screenwriting Program. He has released multiple award-winning short films and a two-hour award winning TV pilot screenplay. He is also a Creativity and Clarity Coach specializing in helping artists and creatives find clarity and move past blocks as they discover and honor their own artistic processes. For more about Brian see www.LifeStoryHacking.com.