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Create a body of work, memoir or fiction, short stories or one longer piece in the workshop.
Writing with compassion toward yourself and your life's story, writer's block and limiting beliefs will diminish—resulting in authentic literature, self-knowledge, new insights into your family, community and culture, and in cathartic healing. You will learn and explore the skills of creative writing as you write and read your work in the group, receive effective feedback and partake in insightful discussions.
In the safety of the writing group, we take one moment from our lives and enter it fully. We slow down and look at it through the lens of the writer, allowing the story to emerge from the silence within. Learning to follow rather than lead the story, our writing is fresh, free, original, unexpected.
"I attended Elana's writing classes at the Levantine Cultural Center...It was so uplifting. I had so much to release, and with Elana's facilitation and direction my writing poured out effortlessly. This tidal wave of writing and the support from other participants were truly healing, and inspired me to make serious decisions about my life. I am grateful to Elana for opening this door." —Bita Sharif, multimedia artist
"Elana facilitates a comfortable environment which allows creativity to flow. I recommend this class to anyone who seeks to remove artistic blocks and strengthen their technique and ability to write." —Ali, filmmaker
"Elana is an amazing writing instructor. Soon after I took one of her seminars, I wrote my novel in just three months. She works less with your mind and more with your heart & soul causing your writing to pour out like a tidal wave. She will create sessions tailored to your writing needs." —Joe Lam, novelist, award-winning film/video producer
Elana Golden, MA, writer, director, educator, founded the Writing StudioTM in 2000, and has taught since then nearly 3000 classes and workshops to new and experienced writers from a diversity of cultures. A student of eastern philosophy and meditation, peace and human-rights activist, Elana creates workshops that nurture the soul and are an exceptional educational experience in the art of creative writing. Elana holds a BFA in film from New York University and an MA in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.