San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Looking for inspiration? This class will help you tap into the power of having a more positive perspective on your life, rediscover empowering memories, and clarify and galvanize your dreams. Say goodbye to writer's block and generate some new material for your memoir or work of fiction!
With both a Masters in Creative Writing and a Masters in Psychology, Diane Sherry Case has developed a unique therapeutic writing program, using creative writing exercises that channel a playful spirit as well as a healing and inspirational modality. Her skills will enhance your creativity and increase your sense of mindfulness and well-being. Whether you are a beginning writer or a professional, she promises to get your pen moving!
Tuesdays, August 5th-26th
General Admission: $240
* $40 off for Junction members *
* Enter promo code: TWJMEMBER *
Limited to 12 students
open to members & non-members
1001 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Street Parking, e.g. non-permit spots on 10th or meters on Broadway
(Be sure to read all parking signs carefully!)
About Diane Sherry Case:
Diane Sherry Case has published short stories in many journals and anthologies, including American Fiction, Unnatural Disasters: Recent Writings from the Golden State and, most recently, Love Magick. She is the author of two novels, Earth to Skye and Elephant Milk, which won Best Novel in the Next Generation Indie Awards. As an alumna of the American Film Institute, she wrote and directed two short films that were official selections in over 30 film festivals. And she has enjoyed teaching through UCLA Arts and Healing, at Beverly Hills High School, Moreno High and Aggeler Opportunity School (for incarcerated youths). She dedicated a year working as a psychotherapist intern volunteer at the Maple Counseling Center. She is licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to teach psychotherapists to use writing in their practices. Continuing education credit is available for MFT's.
"Wow! I've struggled with writer's block my entire life. In Diane's workshop, I laughed, cried and expressed both treasured and long-buried memories. Afterwards, I shocked myself by writing an entire script in a month. My writing has just flowed ever since. It was a game-changer!"
~ Rene Villar Rios, film and television director
"We psychotherapists hear so much now about the importance of 'integration': body and mind, right brain and left brain, implicit memory and explicit memory, limbic system and neocortex, hope and dread. These prompts bring new awareness to the interplay between thoughts and feelings, to how we have implicitly made sense of our past experience, and to what we hope for the future."
~ Mark Winitsky, MFT, Westwood, California
"Amazing exercises make free-flow recovery writing not only possible but beautiful and rich."
~ Kitty Mak, attorney, Los Angeles
"Dianeprovides a unique and creative means to cope with the feelings and emotions that are a basic part of both writing and therapy. These exercises engage the imagination and make writing fun. Not only did I apply what I learned to my work as a music therapist, I came out of my first session with the beginnings of one of my best songs!"
~ Tony Fried, Music Therapist, 180 Treatment Center
"Diane is uniquely talented not only in teaching writing technique, but also in getting the ideas to flow. Especially with biographical work - her own adventurous and multi-faceted life gives her the perspective to figure out what makes her clients tick."
~ Ferdinand O.
"I love to hear it when people are doing new and creative writing approaches-- which yours clearly is."
~ James Pennebaker, Ph.D. professor of psychology at the University of Texas and leading researcher in the field of therapeutic writing
When & Where
The Writers Junction
The Writers Junction is an affordable shared workspace for writers. It’s where writers write. It’s where you’ll find the quiet of a library, the society of a coffee shop, the focus of a daily office, and the camaraderie of a private club. It’s where you can work in splendid isolation, within a supportive community.