Instructor: Frank O Smith
Date & Time:
Saturday, April 7 | 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Location:
USM’s Glickman Library, Portland
Level:
Open
Maximum Attendees:
12
Fee:
Member: $75 | Nonmember: $130
Registration Closes:  April 2


While the hardest work of a writer’s education is typically given to learning the techniques of craft, an exclusive focus on the granular details of plotting and structure can obstruct tapping what Carl Jung called the “deepest well of creativity”—the unconscious.

Participants in this workshop for prose writers in all genres will discover how to deepen their connection with the unconscious in order to infuse their writing with fresh inspiration and insight. Lessons will draw on the work of Jung, second-century Chinese literary critic and poet Lu Ji, and others. Participants will explore a series of techniques that enable freer access to the unconscious through writing exercises. They will discuss how and why these techniques are effective.

This workshop will empower writers to strengthen their connection to the unconscious, access it while writing, and surmount barriers to deeper, freer writing.


SmithFrank O Smith’s debut novel, Dream Singer, was a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for fiction that addresses issues of social justice, and was named a Notable Book of the Year in Literary Fiction in 2014 by Shelf Unbound. In addition to his fiction writing, he is a journalist, ghostwriter, writing coach, and regular reviewer for the Maine Sunday Telegram.


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QUESTIONS
For any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Hannah Perry at perry@mainewriters.org.

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SCHOLARSHIP
The MWPA is proud to offer one full scholarship to this workshop for members-only. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of need and merit. Application Due in the MWPA office on March 26 at 9:00 a.m.
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