WORKSHOP IDEAS

WRITING LUST
Lust is one of the most natural human feelings, expressing itself as a sense of wonder that feeds the soul; as a craving for a coveted other person, or in a desire for creative pursuit. It can be experienced as two bodies speaking beautifully to one another, or as a solo journey into a world of fantasy. Through discussion and writing prompts, in the company of an intimate group, we’ll embark on a fun and illuminating journey that will leave you breathless for more. This workshop is open to adults over the age of 18. All participants will receive a free, autographed copy of Diana’s poetry collection, Lust.

NOTEBOOK: A SPRINGBOARD FOR A WRITER’S LIFE
Keeping a notebook is an important part of the writer’s toolkit. It is the place to work out creative ideas, practice writing styles and tap into your inner muse. Even if only five percent of what you write is useful for future work, your notebook’s contents may serve as a springboard for poems, stories, essays and full-length books. Through discussion and writing prompts, this inspiring workshop will show you how to effectively keep and use a journal. It will also share ideas on how to transform notebook entries into publishable and compelling work. Open to emerging and published writers.

THE SCOOP ON WRITING A RIVETING MEMOIR
This workshop will offer tips on how to write a compelling memoir. Focusing on the elements of a memoir that hold the readers’ interest, and really make you think about why a reader will pick up your book instead of someone else’s, and inspire you to just get down to write. The workshop will include lecture, discussion, and writing prompts. This workshop is open to those who have been contemplating writing a memoir, and those who have already begun.

PERSONAL WRITING FOR TRANSFORMATION AND EMPOWERMENT

There is no right or wrong way to write for transformation and empowerment. It occurs during the writing process and over time. This workshop will explain writing for transformation, discuss transformative memoirs, and offer writing prompts to kick-start the process. You will be given tips and ideas on how to nurture and inspire the dormant writer inside of you through self-expression and creativity.

FINDING YOUR VOICE AND DISCOVERING YOUR STORY
You might feel as if you are at a time in your life when you want to begin writing, whether it is poetry, fiction, or non-fiction. This workshop will inspire and help you decide where and how to begin. It will offer tips on how you can tap into your inner voice, and how to nurture the dormant writer inside of you through self-expression, discussion and writing prompts. Risk: Once you start, you might not be able to stop.

NOTE:  Upon request Diana will customize her workshops to meet the individual needs of your group or organization.