NWRW

3940

Starting in Silence: a Writing & Meditation Workshop

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Writing & Meditation

Fall 2020

Taught By: Lisa Freedman

Section: A

CRN: 7258

Credits: 2

This class embraces “starting in silence,” both literally and figuratively. Weeks one and two focus on meditation instruction; all ten sessions include a period or periods of meditation; and students meditate on their own before they dive in to the weekly homework exercises. We explore different ways of thinking about silence: as womb, as something to break through, and as beginner’s mind or a fresh start. The notion of exploration and journey works with the notion of silence to shape the flow of the sessions. We read John Edgar Wideman, Jane Hirshfield, Dionne Brand, Ethan Nichtern, Susan Griffin and others.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Add/Drop Deadline: October 4, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 29, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:30am 8/8/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 10/1/2020 - 12/10/2020

Writing & Meditation

Spring 2021

Taught By: Lisa Freedman

Section: A

CRN: 5682

Credits: 2

This class embraces “starting in silence,” both literally and figuratively. Weeks one and two focus on meditation instruction; all ten sessions include a period or periods of meditation; and students meditate on their own before they dive in to the weekly homework exercises. We explore different ways of thinking about silence: as womb, as something to break through, and as beginner’s mind or a fresh start. The notion of exploration and journey works with the notion of silence to shape the flow of the sessions. We read John Edgar Wideman, Jane Hirshfield, Dionne Brand, Ethan Nichtern, Susan Griffin and others.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:28am 8/8/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 906

Date Range: 2/16/2021 - 5/10/2021