The Writing Trance – Elevating Your Writing to the Next Level

The Writing Trance – Elevating Your Writing to the Next Level: A Writing Seminar on the creative writing techniques of Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert Olen Butler featured in the book  From Where You Dream

Sunday, May 6, 12:45 PM
Unity Church of Albany, 21 King Avenue  Albany, NY

This two hour seminar will be lead by Stephen W. Leslie and will teach the practical steps towards allowing the unconscious to come forward in your writing.  Safe and proven methods of entering into a state of deep concentration will be practiced and experienced.   This seminar is useful for those who are involved in any creative art,.  It is recommended that each participant read From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler prior to the seminar, if possible.

The seminar is free and open to the public; pre-registration is encouraged.

Stephen W. Leslie has been practicing meditation for 39 years.  He spent 19 years studying yoga meditation with a swami from the Himalayan mountains.  He has been a psychotherapist for eleven years and for the last two years has been a hospice chaplain.  Stephen’s poems have been published by Contemporary Haibun Online, The Red River Review, Alpha Press, The Himalayan Journal, Ink Sweat &Tears, World Haiku Review and Three Line Poems.  He has also been published by The Paper Wasp (Australia) and won the silver medal in poetry in an international competition in Japan in 2011.  The Sun will be publishing one of his pieces in August, 2012.    Stephen has a B.A. from the University of Maryland, a Master of Science from Johns Hopkins and a Master of Science from Loyola College.  He is a resident of Schoharie, New York.

Contact Stephen W. Leslie for questions or to register:  gofigure2006@verizon.net

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