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WORKSHOP: Writing for Inner Exploration & Life Reflection

March 16, 2019, 11:30 AM HST (Updated March 6, 2019, 9:28 AM)
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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.

Tom Peek. Courtesy photo.

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 for “Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection” on Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village. Workshop cost is $75 and $65 for VAC Members. To register, contact the Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or go online.

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. This 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.

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Attendees always give Peek’s workshops high marks. “I experienced a restarting of my fire for writing,” said one past participant. “This workshop will change my life,” said another.

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 Hawai‘i workshops since 1991, encouraging hundreds of islanders to write their own journals, blogs, family histories, stories, poems, novels, and essays.

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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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