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Write Like a Mad Scientist

November 7, 2020 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows:

  • Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the day/evening before the class starts.
  • Afternoon Workshops: Link is sent one hour before the workshop starts.
  • Evening Workshops: Link is sent on the evening of the workshop between 5:15 pm and one hour before the workshop starts.

Member Price: $22
1 Session
Deadline to Register: November 6, 5 pm
Instructor: Joanne Brokaw

Have fun being a creative mad scientist as you apply the improv principles “Yes and” and “There are no mistakes, only happy accidents” to generating ideas and writing a first draft. Using a mix of writing sprints, creative prompts, and group exercises, you’ll practice letting ideas run wild in the quest to silence your inner critic.  We will write, pause, read, reflect, and (hopefully) laugh. Have some paper and a pen/pencil handy; if you like to sketch or make music you might want to have a few supplies nearby in case a prompt inspires you to respond in ways other than words. Our goal is leaving with one new idea or at least a fresh perspective on the creative process. This is a great way to experiment in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

When she’s not writing or performing, improvisor, author, and award-winning columnist and freelance writer Joanne Brokaw is leading workshops to help people of all ages push past fear, embrace creativity, and learn to play again. She is the author of What The Dog Said, a collection of her humor and slice of life columns, and Suddenly Stardust: A Memoir (Of Sorts) About Fear, Freedom & Improv, a quirky recounting of how improvisational theater changed her life. www.joannebrokaw.com.

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November 7, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Virtual Classroom
NY United States
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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