Writing and Mindfulness

w/ Elise Valmorbida

This unique one-day intensive workshop is designed to open up empathy, imagination, observation and focus. Through exercises, group discussion and feedback, you’ll explore how to engage your senses, free your mind, access deeper levels of creativity and write with authenticity.

Saturday 19 March 2022, 10am – 4pm

Faber Writing Academy at CERES Community Environment Park

Stewart St & Roberts St, Roberts St, Brunswick East VIC 3057

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$195/$ 165.75 alumni

This is a past course.

In Writing and Mindfulness, the work you produce may be about beginnings and ways of seeing, perhaps unblocking or shifting your creative approach. It may be about discovering new ways to write your story.

Writing and Mindfulness is a course designed by award-winning author Elise Valmorbida. Her latest work is The Happy Writing Book, a guide to creative writing and wellbeing, which draws on over twenty years of experience as creative practitioner and teacher. Elise, who is normally based in the UK, is back in Australia for a short time, making this is a rare opportunity to study with her in person.

The course includes:
• Six hours of intensive tuition
• A complimentary copy of an A&U publication
• On completion of the course, alumni discounts on future Faber Writing Academy courses and books from the Allen & Unwin website

Writers you'll be working with:

Elise Valmorbida

Italian Australian author Elise Valmorbida won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award 2019 for her acclaimed fourth novel, The Madonna of the Mountains (Faber), published internationally in several languages. Other published work includes essays, articles, short stories, poetry, and three non-fiction books. Her latest is The Happy Writing Book, a guide to creative writing and wellbeing,…

Course outline

Over the course of the day you will discover:

  • practical benefits of creative writing with mindfulness
  • techniques to write with more empathy, imagination, observation and focus
  • insight about what you write, and how, and why
  • greater precision as you connect words with experience
  • ways to unblock, create or complete your writing projects

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This is a past course.