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Creative Writing Workshop for Rest + Renewal - 02.19.22, 9 AM - 10:30 AM


Join us for our Creative Writing Workshop for Rest & Renewal at the Be Just Classroom in Belmont. Raisa Tolchinsky will guide participants through a 90-minute workshop where you will wonder together over the questions: How can journaling and writing be a tool for restoring our creative worlds? How can we use the practice of writing and reading to replenish our sense of awe and inspiration? Participants will experience a mindful and meditative exploration of writing by creating their own works, as well as reading and discussing poems and short excerpts selected by Raisa. We ask that participants bring a writing utensil and a journal to write in. This class is ideal for all skill levels - no creative writing experience necessary!


About the instructor:

Raisa Tolchinsky writes about love, grief and the wisdom of the body. She is a winner of the Henfield Prize for Fiction and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee in poetry. Raisa received her B.A. in English Literature & Italian Studies from Bowdoin College & the University of Bologna. She has previously lived and worked in Chicago, New York, Italy, and Iceland and is trained as a boxer. Currently, Raisa is a Poe/Faulkner fellow in poetry at the University of Virginia, working on her first book.

For more about Raisa, visit her website at


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COVID-19 Protocols: For the safety of our staff and guests, all ticket holders will be asked to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination to attend. Guests must show either a hard copy or digital copy of their CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card upon arrival. We are also requiring guests to wear a mask at all times unless actively eating or drinking. We thank you for your understanding and compliance. It is our top priority to bring our community safe, meaningful, and memorable experiences.

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