Discover Who You Really Are at Volcano Art Center

March 2, 2017, 4:00 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:57 PM
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Have you ever wondered how the place you come from influenced who you are? Or what memories you carry from your ancestors? Or how your personal history impacts your view of the world?

Take a day out of your busy life to explore your deeper self and ponder the life you’ve lived so far.

Big Island author Tom Peek encourages you to “discover the magic power of writing to stimulate the creative regions of your mind and unearth your meatiest memories, highest aspirations, zaniest ideas and most incandescent insights.”

Join Peek will offer “Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection” on Saturday, March 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in at the Volcano Art Center in Volcano Village.

The cost of the workshop cost is $75/$65 for VAC members. To register, contact the VAC at 967-8222 or visit www.


Peek’s workshop includes fun, offbeat and provocative “wild mind” exercises that provide participants with exploration tools to use in class and on one’s own.


The workshop is perfect for journal keepers, bloggers, autobiographers, spiritual seekers, memoir and family history writers, and anyone who simply enjoys writing. No previous writing experience is necessary, just the desire to explore!

No previous writing experience is necessary—just the desire to explore!

Attendees always give Peek’s workshops high marks:


“I experienced a restarting of my fire for writing.”

“This workshop will change my life.”

Thought-provoking exercises include topics such as “What passions guide your life?” “What mottos do you live by—or wish you did?” “What’s the weirdest thing that ever happened to you?”

Peek, an award-winning novelist, has taught his popular Big Island workshops since 1991, encouraging hundreds of islanders to write their own journals, blogs, family histories, stories, poems, novels and essays.

The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary, and performing arts.


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