March 14 - March 17, 2022
Writing improves our mood and well-being, reduces our stress levels, helps us communicate clearly, gives us tools to handle hard times, and writing helps us express gratitude. So why haven’t we found the time and space to do more of it?
This virtual workshop invites writers of all levels. Together, we’ll dig deeper into the practice of writing, find ways to encourage each other, encourage our own works, and encourage our future as creatives – as writers.
In this workshop, we’ll:
- – Engage in writing exercises that’ll help us tap into our creativity
- – Write openly and honestly without judgment
- – Affirm our inner creative, writer, and artist
- – Call out the things that are blocking us
- – Create a community of support
- – Challenge ourselves as creative beings
After each session, we will take the time to share our work in our supportive community. You are not obligated to do so.
What You’ll Need:
- – Notebook
- – Pen or pencil
- – Great Wifi or Data Connection
- – A comfortable seat
- – Positive energy
This weekend workshop will foster an environment that will encourage you to confidently call yourself an artist. You will cultivate techniques and rituals that will fuel your creativity and give you the audacity to integrate it all into your daily life.
The takeaway from the workshop will be the tools necessary to develop a writing practice that will bring you joy, success, healing, insight.
Monday: 7:00pm - 9:30pm Tuesday: 7:30pm - 9:30pm Wednesday: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Thursday: 7:00 - 9:30pm
Darnell Lamont Walker is a writer, filmmaker, and artist, currently creating content that helps all children to see themselves and adults to walk the bridge from where they are to where they want to be. Blue’s Clues and You, Two Whats?! And a Wow!, and Karma’s World are among the many shows Darnell has written for and supported. Johannesburg, South Africa’s Sonke Gender Justice Organization and Esalen Institute located in Big Sur, California are amongst the places Darnell’s taught, talked, and supported.
Darnell’s work as a writing teacher is greatly inspired by writers and leaders who encouraged their readers and students to let go of fear and live fully in their creativity. This weekend workshop will foster an environment that will encourage you to confidently call yourself an artist. You will have the opportunity to authentically cultivate techniques and rituals that will fuel your creativity and give you the audacity to integrate it all into your daily lives.
Seeking Asylum, Darnell’s first film, explores safe spaces around the world for Black Americans seeking to escape American injustice. Next, Darnell produced Outside the House, a documentary exploring Black mental health. His third documentary, Set Yourself on Fire, is about the global rape epidemic, shot around the world. The goal is to continue to support communities around the world through the building of safe spaces where healing can happen.