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Holy Sh*t: Writing the Sacred and Profane

  • Cortes Island, B.C. V0P 1K0 Canada (map)

No mud, no lotus.

Uncover the lotus of your unique, powerful story by mining the mud of your life journey. Discover the profound transformation that occurs as you write and speak aloud both the sacred and profane, the joy and suffering, to become whole. Trust your creative impulse. Release a sense of purpose you never thought possible. Become the author of your own life’s compelling narrative.

Have permission to speak the unspeakable.

Overcome resistance, anxiety, and the inner critic.

Expand your creative range by exploring new mediums.

Discover where you and/or your character is stuck and create a new narrative.

Learn to let go of outcome and create in the moment.

Through writing exercises, group discussion and improvisation, gain practice and skill in speaking your truth on the page, stage and in life. This is a program for those interested in personal essay, memoir, solo performance and self-discovery.

Ann Randolph is considered one of the most gifted and innovative writer/performers in the US. Her Ovation Award-winning solo show, Squeeze Box, was produced off Broadway by Mel Brooks. Ann received “Best Solo Performer 2015” by the LA Times for her show, LOVELAND. Her personal essays have been featured on NPR, BBC and PBS. In the words of Alanis Morissette, “Ann is a Master Teacher.”

To work with a master of her craft is rare, for she has wisdom and patience, humour and honour, irreverence and fearlessness all in her toolkit; Ann Randolph keeps company with the Muse, in cornerside joints as well as pristine beaches; her Inspirational Artistry – whether she is performing or inviting the artist in you to come out and play – is an alchemical experience. She employs a grounded yet fluid, seasoned skill set to help you soar. – Kate Bretton, Past Participant