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Write Where You Are with William J. Macauley

We'll practice mindfulness techniques to help you articulate rich details from your everyday life, thereby greatly enriching your writing!

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Write Where You Are with William J. Macauley

This is a 4-meeting virtual class using the Zoom platform.

Tuesdays, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 

5:30-7:30 pm CT

About this class:

This workshop series will focus on writing from the richness of where participants are. Much of the richness of quality writing is in calling attention to exactly these details. We all have so much available to us right here, right now, and too often this richness can be missed. This is the essence of both meaningful writing and mindfulness practice—paying attention and being aware.

This workshop series will help participants build from what may seem mundane. Participants will be invited to try on practices and tools to not only notice but articulate details from everyday life, toward whatever writing they are interested in pursuing. These workshops provide opportunities to develop mindful practices that will both use and inform writing. Participants will leave this workshop series with a keen appreciation for lived detail, an engagement with meaning-making out of the familiar, and tools and practices for writing as both a tool of mindfulness and mindfulness as a way to enrich writing.

Instructor bio:

Dr. William Macauley has been teaching college-level English since 1987, as well as directing writing programs and writing centers in a variety of settings. Over the past few years, his teaching has turned toward writing and mindfulness classes/workshops to help writers be present with their writing and break out of production/publication as singular measures of success.

HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota. However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally. Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University. To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

Humanities North Dakota classes and events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities

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