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WRITING THE UNTHINKABLE

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Rolling Hills Lodge

7660 Stony Creek Road

Ypsilanti, MI

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[Limited seating for this all-day workshop in a beautiful and cozy space. Serious writing will be done! Naps optional during our lunch break.]

Guided journeys in writing to use your creativity muscle and explore memory. You won't have to share your writing, speak, or make eye contact, unless you want to. Introvert-friendly.

What To Bring:

  • Pack of lined notebook paper.
  • Pen that you get along with okay.
  • Three-ring binder.
  • Your lunch -- fridge and microwave onsite.

Notes:

  • You do not have to be cool for this workshop.
  • You will not be required to speak.
  • You will be led through guided writing exercises.
  • You will blow your mind.
  • Former attendees and newbies equally welcomed.


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Have any testimonials?

Yes. Here are three pretty nice ones.

"Thank you for the inspiring workshop yesterday! I've wanted to start doing some writing again, but I felt like I didn't know how to jump back in. And, of course, self-criticism and doubt loomed large. Your workshop motivated me to just get started, start small using the exercises we practiced, and see what happens. You are such a talented instructor, Amy. You created a warm, nurturing, safe, and fun environment for the group that, for me personally, lifted all the anxiety I had about writing. It was so much fun, I didn't want it to end." -M

"I made an investment in my mind and creativity by taking Lynda Barry's Writing The Unthinkable workshop facilitated by Amy Probst and I am so glad that I did! She helped me get out of my own way and I had several new pieces of writing by the end of the workshop. Most of them were sad but I dare say, they were good pieces of writing." -G

"This was hands down the best writing course I've ever taken. I seriously am the king of writers block and I didn't have any problems - it was the freest my pen has ever flowed. At one point I wrote freely for 20 minutes and I didn't want to stop!" -K

How's parking at this place?

Free and plentiful. Big lot adjacent to the Freighthouse.

You serving us lunch?

Nope, we'll just take a 15-minute break about halfway through for this workshop. Feel free to bring in coffee, etc. We're in the heart of Depot Town, so you can stop by Cream & Crumb, Hyperion, or Cultivate Coffee on your way in.

Does Lynda Barry know you're doing this?

Yes, although it took me ten years to get the guts to follow in her footsteps after she encouraged me to do so. I loved this workshop so much that I took it a billion times, and that's how I got to know Lynda. She said, "Amy, you should teach this. You can do this." And finally, I found out she was right. She's been a very important person in my life, and this workshop is a huge part of that. I love her.


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