Lauren is a teacher and facilitator. She offers creative process workshops and support for individuals and collaborators through reinventing creative process.
In Episode 6**, Lauren joins us for a conversation about Support and Embodiment for the Writing Self. We discuss ways community and support nourish our writing practice, the importance of embodiment and presence, and how support and taking care of the self are all ways of taking care of the writing.
* * This episode contains explicit content which may not be appropriate for younger listeners.
When the off-season comes, the winter of writing where there's no inspiration and rest is needed, how do you rest as a writer? what seeds do you gather so spring will be plentiful and how do you nourish those seeds?
How do you grapple with feeling unproductive? What are some ways you write yourself out of a "funk"? Or when you don't know where to go or what happens next?
How do you foster a sense of play in your creative practice?
What does the literature of pain and illness look like? what forms does it use? and related, how do we reform writing to hold our bodies more gently through pain/illness?.