B Print Ink Writers' Room

Welcome to the B Print Ink Writers' Room! Here you will find information about the webinars, workshops, and courses I offer. Designed for beginning and emerging writers many of the practices are portable and adaptable to other artistic disciplines, to any creatively-minded individual interested in building a portfolio, improving skills, looking for support and guidance, or finding community. Pre-sales for Winter 2022 sessions will begin December 7, 2021.

What's In A Lifetime: An Introduction to Writing Memoir
5:30 to 7:00 PM CST, Mondays January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2022

 

Pre-Sales: Register by Dec 15  $75 

Early Bird Sales: Register by Dec 31 $125

Regular: Register by Jan 7 $175

Late Registration: Register after Jan 7 $225 

This four-week course will have you writing your memoir within the first hour. How? Tried and true tricks and tips for getting started, moving forward, and knowing when to stop, as well as class discussions, exercises, weekly assignments and a comprehensive reading list to spark memories and inspire stories.

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Workshop: Letters to Earth
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM CST Saturday, January 22, 2022

 

Pre-Sales: Register by Dec 15   $65  

Early Bird Sales: Register by Dec 31  $100

Regular: Register by Jan 7  $125

Late: Register after Jan 7  $175

A summer of extreme heat, drought, and flames. A pandemic ravaging the globe. Severe flooding, landslides, whole communities under water and dirt. Our hearts know this pain. In this session we will come together in a process of contemplation and discussion, writing and revision, to write group and individual letters to Earth and all its beings. Or to an editor, a politician, a friend -- anyone -- as a means of transforming emotion into action.

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In the Write Space: An Introduction to Creative Writing
5:30 to 7:00 PM CST Wednesdays, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 2022

Pre-Sales: Register by Dec 15  $75 

Early Bird Sales: Register by Dec 31 $125

Regular: Register by Jan 7 $175

Late Registration: Register after Jan 7 $225 

In four weekly sessions participants will explore the basics of writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, and gain insights into the business side of writing, publishing, and sharing their work. Short lectures, focused discussion, and writing exercises and assignments will allow for the opportunity to apply learning, meet deadlines, and benefit from peer commentary. Participants are invited to share their work for peer review.

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Webinar: Working with Meditation and Creativity
11:00 AM to Noon CST Saturday, Jan 15

Pre-Sales: Register by Dec 15  $25 

Early Bird Sales: Register by Dec 31 $35

Regular: Register by Jan 7 $50

Late Registration: Register after Jan 7 $75

Meditation is a proven tool for improving focus, calming the body and mind, and tapping into the subconscious -- all of which can help a writer meet the challenges that arise in a writing life. And there are many ways to meditate – breathwork, creative visualization, mindfulness, and more.

 

A student of Natalie Goldberg, a former student of Regina Insight Meditation group leader, Dana Anjali, of one of the last of the Beat Poets, the late Diane di Prima, of Creative NonFiction Collective co-founder, Betsy Warland, and, most recently, of Faye Fitzgerald and the Training In Power Academy, Bernadette will share some thoughts, ideas, and exercises she’s gathered to build and maintain her writing practice for more than 20 years.

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