Writing In Mosaic: Evolution and Creation

This summer I stood before Jack Whitten’s beautiful mosaic “paintings,” and thought, “This is how I write. Bit by bit, scene by scene until they form a beautiful whole.” A few weeks later, I led a six-week class using the mosaic method to test the premise.

Join me on Saturday, January 25 in the home of Kerry Tate, where I am offering a six-hour workshop from 10 am to 4 pm.

Jack Whitten said, “Evolution is the symbol I am trying to capture. That’s why each work is so different, it is still in the act of evolving.” That idea is the inspirational force behind this workshop. Writing is an evolutionary process.

Each writer will send me their big topic/idea by January 18. I will create a series of 20-24 individualized prompts for each writer’s big subject. (I may interview you so my prompts can be more targeted and fruitful.) On January 25th we will gather and write, write, write. Each writer will have their own personalized set of prompts. Each prompt will be timed. By the day’s end, you will have created twenty to twenty four pieces of your big subject. Each will, I hope, catch the different light and weight of the piece you are creating whether you are writing fiction, memoir, poetry or non-fiction.

Cost is $125. Lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided. Please bring your own writing tools. The class size is limited. If you have any questions, please email or message!

To learn more about Jack Whitten check out this video: https://art21.org/watch/extended-play/jack-whitten-an-artists-life-short/