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Do your dreams play over and over in your mind? Do you think about what they might mean? Perhaps writing can help you explore your dreams.
Dreams can be intense and confrontational, scary, quirky, funny, or loving. They ask us to look into dark corners, where both love and terror can hide. This is the gritty material that makes great art. Using creative writing in the genre of your choice (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc.), this workshop will provide methods to mine those unique veins of feeling and experience and access the fertile ground that our dreams hold for self-discovery. Through email correspondence, participants will have the opportunity to discuss one or up to four recent or childhood dreams one-on-one with the instructor. Participants will submit writing each week and receive useful feedback and direction. Note: this workshop will not include much sharing among participants as dreams are often very private experiences.
Karla Van Vliet is the author of three collections of poems: Fragments: From the Lost Book of the Bird Spirit (Folded Word, 2018); From the Book of Remembrance and The River From My Mouth (Shanti Arts.) She is an Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize finalist, and a Best of the Net, and two-time Pushcart nominee. Her poems have appeared in Poet Lore, The Tishman Review, Green Mountains Review, Cronnog Magazine, and others. Van Vliet is a co-founder and editor of deLuge Journal. She is an Integrative Dreamwork analyst, in private practice since 2007, working one-on-one with clients and leading dreamwork retreat groups. She is a visual artist and the administrator of the New England Young Writers' Conference at Bread Loaf, Middlebury College. Karla lives in Bristol, Vermont.
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