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Rhodia Drive

Posted by Matthew Adams on September 6, 2010 at 8:17 AM Comments comments (5)

My friend Stephanie's blog Rhodia Drive runs an interesting and eclectic series of writing-related articles, everything from craft issues to reviews of writing tools (she reviews types of notebooks/journals, writing implements, etc.,.).  After the Rhythm Renewal this summer, she asked that I write up some kind of introduction to transformative writing, so I came up with this, which she published in two parts:

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Jim Donovan's Summer Rhythm Renewal

Posted by Matthew Adams on August 5, 2010 at 10:33 AM Comments comments (0)

Just back from a really fascinating experience at St. Francis University for Jim's Summer Rhythm Renewal.  I wasn't able to get to as many of the drumming, music, dance, and drawing workshops as I would have liked, but that's why there's a next year.  As a participant, I felt a sort of convergence of performance art with the various experiences and issues I carried with me, so that each drum circle, each performance, each conversation I had with each new, inspiring person I met,...

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Fall Sessions

Posted by Matthew Adams on July 16, 2010 at 7:53 AM Comments comments (0)

One notable change in the structure of the workshops for the fall will be the addition of multiple sections to choose from, which will give interested participants a broader choice in how they schedule the workshop, as well as provide some built-in make up dates in case they have to miss one.  Participants are encouraged, if possible, to sample the spaces that will be hosting us (ie, to schedule their sessions on a different night and in a different space each time), as each pr...

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Summer Sessions

Posted by Matthew Adams on July 16, 2010 at 7:42 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, we finally got this off the ground (repackaged as the Summer Sessions), thanks to seven brave writers who brought to the rooms the exact kind of passion and honesty I was hoping for.  It always strikes me as beautiful the simple desire to write, to share, and to work, and when there is so much that's personal on the line, the beauty inspires the teaching, and like a tornado the energy in the workshop continues to rise up and up.  While this sounds exhausting and perhaps i...

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Spring Sessions

Posted by Matthew Adams on April 18, 2010 at 8:42 AM Comments comments (0)

Unfortunately I've just had to pull the plug on the Spring Sessions, which I'm bummed about.  People lead busy lives, though, so it's understandable with a four week commitment.  I'm commited, however, to trying this again, so hopefully the summer sessions can happen with a nice, full group.  I'm in the process of looking for a space for the dates June 26, July 3, 10, and 17 and will post as soon as I find one.  The nice thing about summer, however, is the possibility of h...

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Greetings and Salutations

Posted by Matthew Adams on March 17, 2010 at 7:51 PM Comments comments (0)

March 16, 2010


Hello friendly visitors/revisitors,


A few notes of notability:


I managed at last to reschedule the March sessions for April 25, May 2, May 16, and May 23.  This is a little different because we'll have a week off between the second and third sessions in order to honor Mother's Day.  This will give us an extra week of at-home crafting, as well as some more individual time between participants and me, so I'm getti...

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