Category Archives: Writing

poetry, fiction, autobiography and Memoir, playwriting, screenwriting

When Writing to Relieve Stress Makes You Anxious

By Joanna Tebbs Young I made a mistake.  I recently presented a workshop at a local hospital about using writing as a stress reliever. The small  room was half full. While I am fairly comfortable speaking or facilitating with a … Continue reading

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Good Facilitating is not Teaching, by Joanna Tebbs Young

“I am not here to teach you anything.” Expressions of confusion flicker across the faces of those circled around me. Wasn’t the very reason they signed up for this workshop to learn something?I continue: “I am here to show you how … Continue reading

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Creating Safe and Sacred Space

by Joanna Tebbs Young It was a new writing workshop, just a few weeks old. Three people had been coming from the beginning, a fourth had joined this particular day. She — I’ll call her Shandell — was nervous; letting … Continue reading

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TLA Talks #3: Vanessa Fisher

By Miriam Gabriel             Critique. Not the most comfortable of things to do, or to receive. Glorified as the prime tool of social liberation, demonized as the thickest veil of spiritual enlightenment, cited as a … Continue reading

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TLA Talks #2: William Copeland

By Miriam Gabriel                         I don't prefer to gamble as a method of inquiry, but there is one guess I can safely bet on. I bet that most people I … Continue reading

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