“Write Yourself Out of the Box” with Chelsea Cooper and Michelle Deschenes
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2:30-3:45pm (Session F4)

Michelle Deschenes (left) and Chelsea Cooper

Michelle Deschenes (left) and Chelsea Cooper (right)

Ever been in a situation you didn’t have the faintest idea how to get yourself out of? This session will take on novel experiences with a poetic twist. Photographs of people in precarious positions will be provided as writing prompts. Participants will be asked to imagine/write the person in the photograph out of the precarious position. There will also be an optional spoken-word element in which volunteers will be talked into a pose that they, in turn, have to talk and/or move themselves out of. Presenters Chelsea Cooper and Michelle Deschenes share more below:

Who should attend?
Anyone who enjoys yoga, creative writing, spoken word, and spending time getting out of precarious positions with BGSU Creative Writing alumni

What can attendees expect from your workshop?
A limber mind and body

Name one fun fact or bit of trivia about this session:
Chelsea and Michelle met while working on their BFAs in Creative Writing. They also interned at MAR. They graduated in 2003 and took a trip to Italy that summer. Neither one can find a single photo of them together…

Quick! Summarize the benefits of this workshop in 10 words or fewer:

Any last words?
“To liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination. You see, things are always created twice: first in the workshop of the mind and then, and only then, in reality […] because anything you create in your outer world began as a simple blueprint in your inner world.” ~Robin Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

The countdown to Winter Wheat 2014 has officially begun! In these final weeks leading up to the event, we’re giving our presenters some space here on the blog to share additional details about their sessions, so be sure to check back for more previews. (Remember, this year’s Winter Wheat is bigger and better than ever — see this sessions list for proof.) For more information on the conference, which takes place Nov. 13-15 on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, visit the Winter Wheat site.