Fearless Writing with Crescent Dragonwagon: four evening workshops in Little Rock

Little Rock , AR
Sunday, January 11, 2009

Fearless Writing:
creative reinvention & resilience in tough times

a barrier-breaking workshop
which uses writing as a powerful tool
in developing practical, ongoing creativity

Taught by
Crescent Dragonwagon.
Four evenings, January 11-14, 2009, Little Rock.

Take it for the fearlessness.
Take it for the writing.

But take it!

Your Fearless Leader

With over 45 published books in five different genres to her credit, Crescent Dragonwagon  (called by the Chicago Tribune "an earthy, yarn-spinning woman, one of the most prolific writers of our day") developed Fearless Writing over a 25-year period. She's the winner of a Coretta Scott King Award (for her children's book Half a Moon and One Whole Star), a New York Times Notable (for her novel, The Year It Rained), and a James Beard Award (for her cookbook/memoir Passionate Vegetarian).

But, she says, as much or more than all the honors and awards, what really taught her to "live Fearless Writing daily " was all the work that didn't get published or completed, the prizes that didn't get won, and the bad reviews she sometimes got. She believes that "nothing is wasted on the writer" --- so much so that that's the name of her blog.  

As the daughter of children's book writer-editor Charlotte Zolotow and Hollywood biographer Maurice Zolotow, she grew up in a creative household, witnessing close up the gifts that writing and the creative process bestows, along with the ravages that its anxieties and uncertainties inflict. This, too, helped her develop the workshop.

Later she studied with a variety of writing teachers, including the late Ira Progoff, Peter Elbow, screenwriter Robert McKee, poet-memoirist Pat Schneider, storyteller Odds Bodkin, Inaugural and Prix de Rome-winning poet Miller Williams, and novelist-memoirist Rosemary Daniell. She was also mentored one on one by the late Paul Zindel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, with whom she co-wrote the young adult novel To Take a Dare.

Fearless Writing integrates what she's learned from all of them with her own experience as a much-published self-employed genre-bending writer for her entire professional life. Holistic and developmental in its approach, Fearless Writing also makes use of improvisational techniques (she's worked with with Green Mountains InterPlay for five years) and recent creativity and anxiety-related studies in the neuro-sciences, evolutionary psychology, and integrative medicine.

All these influences come together to create Fearless Writing, now a workshop and soon, also, to be a book (Ten Speed Press, 2011).


Contact Information

  • Email: crescent@dragonwagon.com

Payment Instructions

    • $295; register on-line
    • all credit cards accepted
    • full money-back guarantee
    • includes 25 page + hand-out

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