Format for Qigong Classes with Paul

 

Mornings: the classically famous Eight Brocades of Silk, practiced for over 1000 years, to achieve effortless power

Afternoons: Tai Ji Qigong to express your natural rhythm and grace

Mornings and Afternoons: Warm up exercises to physically awaken the body and mind   

Mornings and Afternoons: Standing meditation to create strength in stillness

Format for Creative Writing Workshops With Susan

In interactive workshops,  Dr. Brown will encourage students to increase their writing skills by introducing a concept using models from the greatest writers.  Following Susan's prompts and exercises, workshop members will then have the opportunity to practice the concept by learning and applying sophisticated techniques to their own writing and share their work (optional) with the class. 

Workshop Schedule

(all classes are held on the top floor of the hotel posada de las monjas)

Introductory Meeting for All: February 23, 4:00-7:00

4:00 to 5:00: Paul Bloom: Introduction to the ancient Chinese art of Qigong

5:00 to 7:00: Susan Brown: What is Narrative Voice and How Do I Find It? 

Daily Schedule for Morning Workshop

2/24:  9:30 to 10:00: optional meditation with Paul

           10:00 to 11:00: Qigong class

           11:15 to 1:00: Decide Between Memoir or Fiction to Tell Your Story

2/25:  9:30 to 10:00: optional meditation with Paul

           10:00 to 11:00: Qigong class

           11:15 to 1:00:  Voice and Point of View in Fiction: First or Third?

2/26:  9:30 to 10:00: optional meditation with Paul

           10:00 to 11:00: Qigong class

           11:15 to 1:00:   Finding Your Voice with Three-Part Dialogue

2/27:  9:30 to 10:00: optional meditation with Paul

           10:00 to 11:00: Qigong class

           11:15 to 1:00:  Find Your Voice with a Recurring Metaphor

2/28:  9:30 to 10:00: optional meditation with Paul

           10:00 to 11:00: Qigong class

           11:15 to 1:00:  Voice as the Key to Plot

2/29:    9:30 to 10:00: optional meditation with Paul

           10:00 to 11:00: Qigong class

           11:00 to 1:00:  Voice, Gesture, and Secondary Characters

Daily Schedule for Afternoon Session

2/24:  4:00 optional meditation with Paul

            4:30 to 5:30: Qigong class

            5:45 to 7:30: Finding Your Voice through Internal Dialogue

2/25:  4:00 optional meditation with Paul

            4:30 to 5:30: Qigong class

            5:45 to 7:30: The Omniscient Narrator

2/26:  4:00 optional meditation with Paul

            4:30 to 5:30: Qigong class

            5:45 to 7:30: Negotiating Voice and Tone

2/27:  4:00 optional meditation with Paul

            4:30 to 5:30: Qigong class

            5:45 to 7:30: Creating Dual Voices when Writing as a Child

2/28:  4:00 optional meditation with Paul

            4:30 to 5:30: Qigong class

            5:45 to 7:30: Creating Voice through Symbolism

2/29:  4:00 optional meditation with Paul

            4:30 to 5:30: Qigong class

            5:45 to 7:30:  Voice and Villains