Monday, May 27, 2013

Writing From the Chakras: An Online Course with Minal Hajratwala

She calls it the "fastest, fiercest way" she knows to generate work quickly. Body-centered exercises grounded in the deeply personal. Inclusive. Fun. Inspires her students to connect with their own creative expression. That's how former students describe Minal Hajratwala's writing workshops.

Juice up your chakras. Write from your body. Why not now?

I have a novel that should be in progress but is currently in dormancy. It could use exactly this. If my June and July weren't spoken for already I'd be signing up, if only to tap some of Minal's energy, enthusiasm, and passion for this work of teaching and writing. 

Monday, May 06, 2013

Lyn Miller-Lachman on Humor and Disability

Somewhat related to my thinking on humor and cultural contexts, writer and VCFA graduate Lyn Miller-Lachmann muses about humor and disability.

Also tangentially related, an earlier post of mine about the fragility and robustness of humor.

And in these reviews of multicultural books in IRA's Reading Today Online, it's nice to see several that have funny elements.