On Wednesday evening, April 20th, a new, eight-week session of Write Here Now begins on Zoom.
I’d like to invite you to make space in your life for your creativity. While we may feel powerless in the topsy-turvy, pandemic-weary, apparently treacherous world, committing to our creativity means flourishing in a domain where we are powerful: our own imagination. Signing up and showing up each week — these are affirming and stabilizing acts. That’s what we’ll do together.
My workshops are for anyone in need of a space apart to write, a chance to put aside their To Do list and click off their tech. A time to delve into the mine of your memory or enter the gates of your imagination. An opportunity each week to savor every writer’s favorite oxymoron: side-by-side solitude.
Write Here Now: A Writing Workshop on Zoom
Day and Time: Wednesday Evenings, 7 – 9:30 pm, PST.
Eight Weeks: Wednesday April 20, 27. May 4, 11, 18, 25. June 1 & 8.
Click here for more information or email [email protected]. Claim your spot. Space is limited.
I chose the name as inspired by Ram Dass and Be Here Now. I believe fresh ideas are within us and swirling all around us. If we are present in the side-by-side solitude, they present themselves to us. Write Here Now is an invitation to inhabit this stillness and write.
The best writer is the one who stays in the chair longest.
About Devon O’Brien. Devon is an award-winning writer. With a B.A. in Semiotics from Brown University; she graduated with honors in 2006 from the Masters in Professional Writing program at the University of Southern California. Her plays have been produced in Los Angeles and London; columns and articles have appeared in The Los Angeles Times and Variety; her essays have appeared in the top spot of creative non-fiction: the Up Front and Nostalgia columns in Vogue Magazine. Her novella, Of Lice and Men, was published serially in 32 installments at The Huffington Post. Hired by an independent producer, she wrote the screenplay Three Girls Jumping. O’Brien has just completed a memoir, The Happy Ones. She lives in and loves Larchmont Village, where she has hosted the long-running workshop Five Nights, Five Tarts for ten years. Her workshops are designed for writers of any level, working on a project of any genre and at any stage in its development. She has worked with essayists, novelists & memoirists, TV writers, screenwriters, playwrights & poets, teachers, accountants & architects, decorators, dress designers & composers, lawyers, therapists, entrepreneurs, moms and dads, actors and stand-up comics. O’Brien is also a contributor to the Buzz. Click here to read her stories.