Creative Writing for Artists: Exploring Your Artistic Purpose

Creative Writing for Artists: Sowing the Seeds of Purpose

In this time of continued social, and for many creative upheavals, reconnect with your authentic voice, deepen your inspiration, and share your artistic purpose loud and clear with the world. This course will invite you to silence your inner critic, get words flowing, and tap into your creativity to take your work to the next level and better tell the story of your art.

April 9th -  Accessing Authentic Voice

A writer is someone who writes, but when faced with a blank page that can seem like an impossible task. And when you do manage to get the words down on the page, do they sound stilted or as though someone else wrote them? 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.


-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

May 14 - Deepening Inspiration: Unlocking Seeds for Creativity

Are you looking for new inspiration or how to develop an idea from a kernel into a creatively impactful project? Or have an idea but are stuck as to where to take it next? Follow your subconscious mind through timed prompts and let it lead you to your next creative breakthrough.


-Be led through creative exercises to unlock your inherent creativity
-Learn a creative approach to project development/ideation
-Cover what makes a rich and exciting creative work and where they come from
-Leave with a starting point or the next steps for a project

June 11 - Exploring Your Artistic Purpose

Funders, patrons, and fans all want to know one thing: what drives you as an artist? As artists we need to be able to articulate what feeds our work, our vision for our careers, and ultimately how what we create will make a lasting contribution.


-Be led through creative exercises around your inspirations
-Learn a creative approach to artistic visioning
-Cover how to share and highlight the impact of your work
-Leave with the beginnings of a statement around your artistic purpose for use in a bio, application, or 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

Summer Special - all classes are FREE in June and July

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