An Introduction to Creative Writing
Writing opens up worlds to create, explore and allow your vision to soar. Through prompts, timed challenges, sharing, and positive critique, this class will dive into creative fiction. Led in a safe, judgment-free space, this is the place to let your writer's voice shine.
Participants will learn how to:
* foster creative and critical thinking
* speak with ease in a group setting via stage storytelling
* increase self-editing skills
Students should bring the following materials to class:
* journal or notebook
Registration closes Sunday, October 6th.
Westchester Yoga Arts
49 Lawton Street, 2nd Floor
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Meter street parking available
Buses to Huguenot St./Bridge St. - 7, 30, 42, 45, 60, 61, 62
Metro-North New Haven Line to New Rochelle Station
Class is on the 2nd floor of a walk-up building. Shoes must be removed upon entry into the yoga studio.
Westchester Yoga Arts is a newly renovated, friendly yoga studio. For more information about their offerings, visit https://westchesteryogaarts.com
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
Stuart Nager is 100% creative. On stage since the age of six through college and beyond. He founded, ran and performed in The Brothers Grinn, an improv storytelling theater troupe for 12 years. He is a certified NYS Theater Teacher and holds two Master's degrees: one in Educational Theater and the other in Oral Traditions and Writing. Stuart has had several stories in e-publications and will be published in a SciFi anthology in 2020.
3WN: How did you get started in this industry?
Stuart: I've been on stage since I was 6 years old: King Solomon at the Grand Concourse Y in the Bronx. Writing stories also began early, beyond school assignments. I founded the Brothers Grinn, an improvisational storytelling theater company which ran for 12 years. Becoming a Teaching Artist, where I combined all three loves: Improv, Storytelling and Writing.
3WN: What is your teaching philosophy?
Stuart: I believe that once you've set the foundations, you learn more by doing. There are many ways to get the students involved. I try to make it a safe space as well as a fun learning experience. Flexibility is key in all I do.
3WN: What is your point of view about your art?
Stuart: "No" and "I can't" are replaced by "Yes, I can!" I stress to never compare yourself or your work to anyone else, classmate or professional. Writing, acting, singing, dancing and painting are all creative aspects that should be allowed to grow, especially if the person loves the art form.