Journaling Jumpstart 2.0

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Journaling Jumpstart 2.0

Jumpstart your journaling practice with a week of prompts, dedicated journaling time and community support.

By Alexis M. Collazo (LexC)

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Starts on Monday, June 12 · 4am PDT



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About this event

We've all heard about the positive effects of journaling and have every intention of doing it. But for many it just keeps getting put off. The most obvious reasons are the struggle to carve out the time for a regular practice and not knowing where or how to start. The goal of this workshop is to help with both.

Each JJ session meets daily for a week, Monday-Friday at 7:00-8:00am (Eastern Time). We will discuss a variety of journaling techniques and a variety of suggested prompts will be provided. Timed writing periods will be between 10-20 minutes, followed by the opportunity to discuss the journaling process. This can include thoughts about the prompt, the writing process, how it made them feel, etc. Participants are free to share as much or as little as they like. Journal writing can include very personal and private topics, you do not have to share your writing. However, if you'd like to read your writing you are always welcome to.

In addition to our time together, you’ll receive a curated resources document, to assist in further exploration of your journaling practice on your own. This will include a list of recommended books, websites, articles, etc.

Workshops are a confidential space; participants agree not discuss others writing or conversations outside of the workshop time and space. All participants will be treated with equal respect; we will listen to each other without judgement or prejudice. The suggested prompts are just that, you can modify them any way that works for you or ignore them completely. All participation is voluntary, you are never obligated to share anything unless you want to. Small groups between 5-10 participants.

June sessions

  • 1st--Monday June 12th-Friday June 16th
  • 2nd--Monday June 26th-Friday June 30th

Tickets are donation-based pay what you can, enter any amount $1 or above. Suggested price is $10-$25 for the week. Register for the Monday of the week you'd like to attend. You should receive a confirmation email which will include the Zoom link and any other important information. Please check your spam/junk folders or contact me if you do not receive it immediately. The link will stay the same for the full week, but you will get an email reminder each day which will include the link.

Previous Journaling Jumpstart participants

"Having a daily meeting, instead of a one-time class, helps to build a daily practice. Exploring different approaches to journalling over the sessions allowed everyone an opportunity to find ones that could inspire them to be creative and open. The variety of styles and prompts helped change my perception of what journalling is and why I would want to do it."

"Facilitator is engaging, encouraging, and attentive. I found the workshop very helpful."

About the organizer

Writer and Creative Writing Workshop leader

Alexis M. Collazo is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone and With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

"As a facilitator Alexis leads with a calm, clear voice that encouraged us to write. Her prompts had a little bit of danger in them that challenged us to venture beyond our comfort zone and write like never before." --AWA Write Around The World Workshop participant