How do we make our words matter? Why does some writing break and build hearts and others go unnoticed? What signifies life-changing writing and how do we infuse that blazing light into our own work? How do we move into the flow rather than staying stuck on the page? In this 3-hour long workshop, you will be guided into the creative wellspring from which all great masters of the written word have developed their craft. This is about writing that touches the soul and the spirit. This is not your ordinary writing workshop. In a Gateless Writing Salon, we use supportive, encouraging feedback to show you where your singular literary genius lies and how to access your innate talent. You will emerge knowing how to create lasting work that moves the crowd. Bring your laptop or a pad of paper and that story you have always (always!) wanted to write. Get ready to write the roof off the house!
Suzanne Kingsbury is the award-winning author of two critically-acclaimed novels, The Summer Fletcher Greel Loved Me and The Gospel According to Gracey, both translated widely abroad and optioned for film by Will Akers and Anne Hathaway. In 2007 after graduating from Bennington College with a Masters of Fine Arts in Literature and Creative Writing, Suzanne founded Gateless Writing, a nationwide organization based on creative brain science and ancient Zen that supports writers to the point of publication and beyond. Through salon-style retreats and workshops, one-on-one intensives and career training programs, Suzanne has helped countless writers on their path to signing with top agents, getting book deals, hitting bestseller lists and wining prestigious literary awards. Today she lives on the shore of southern Connecticut where she is at work on The Gateless Writer, a seminal book about the creative process.