Creative Writing for Artists: From Blank Page to Sales
Creative writing is essential for all artists and entrepreneurs. Learn to harness the power of story to get your work noticed with Creative Writing for Artists. This course will invite you to silence your inner critic, get words flowing, and tap into your creativity to write about yourself and the work you do more powerfully.
Title: Creative Writing for Artists: From Blank Page to Sales
SESSION #1 - Jan 8th - A New Approach to Voice
A writer is someone who writes. However, if you’ve ever been faced with a blank page, this is easier said than done. Using the Amherst Writers & Artists Method you will write to timed prompts and are invited to share your writing, unlocking your authentic voice while preserving and uplifting your self-esteem as a writer.
YOU WILL LEARN
-Strategies for freeing your authentic voice
-Silence the inner critic
-How to offer and receive uplifting and constructive feedback.
-Write to creative writing prompts that will engage your values as an artist
-Leave with two-three fresh pieces of writing
SESSION #2 - Feb 12 - Re-Imagining Your Artist Bio
As artists, we are asked so often for our artist bios and sometimes we offer them without a second thought - but how much does your bio reflect the complexity of who you are and the scope of your work? Join us in re-imagining the possibilities and boundaries of your artist bio.
YOU WILL LEARN
-Be led through creative exercises to reflect on the richness of what you’re about and what you do
-A creative approach to personal branding
-How to write a bio that stands for itself
-Leave with the start of a revamped bio
SESSION #3 - Mar 12 - Make A Statement: Writing A Stand-Out Artist Statement
Like it or not, an artist statement is a selling tool – but, it doesn’t have to be a formal dry document that’s painful to write. Explore how your artist statement can start to scratch the surface of your deepest values as a person and an artist.
YOU WILL LEARN
-Techniques to access your voice in writing about the work you do
-Be led through prompts that will deepen the way you speak about your work and yourself
-Practice writing artistic marketing materials with less anxiety and judgment
-Leave with the start of a powerful artist statement
About the Facilitator:
Fiona Raye Clarke is an award-winning Trinidadian-Canadian writer and community-engaged artist. Her writing has appeared online and in print in Broken Pencil Magazine, The Puritan Town Crier, and Room Magazine blog. She is an alumnus of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, a Creative Catalyst Creative Writing Mentor with the Nia Centre for the Arts, and a certified Amherst Writers & Artists Method facilitator
General Admission - $35 + tax
Member Admission - FREE
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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.