Write from the Body

Write from the Body

with Elizabeth Schwyzer, MFA & Jenny Boyar, PhD
Sunday, December 1/2-5 pm
$60 in advance/$65 day-of


Writing is usually considered an intellectual exercise. In this workshop, we will also mine the body for its creative potential, using movement and improvisation as well as traditional writing prompts. We’ll build a safe space for creative experimentation and risk-taking. Wear clothing you can move in, and bring a pen and notebook.


To register, click here.

About the Facilitators:

Elizabeth: Elizabeth Schwyzer is a journalist, essayist, editor, and educator. She developed the creative writing workshop Write From the Body in 2011 as a way to explore the intersections between language and physical experience. She holds degrees in art history and dance from U.C. Berkeley and an MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. Her work has been published in a variety of print and online publications. As an arts critic, she specializes in finding language to convey the dynamism and corporeality of theater and dance. A competitive runner, she also holds a black belt in hapkido and has a professional background in yoga and contemporary dance.



Jenny: Jenny Boyar received her PhD in English from the University of Rochester, where she specialized in medieval and early modern literature, with an emphasis on poetry and memory studies. She has been a Fulbright recipient and her work has appeared in a variety of publications; additionally, she has served as a reviewer for Publishers Weekly. Much of her teaching has explored writing at the intersection of literature and medicine, and she has led workshops and courses across a range of health and educational contexts. She currently puts her interests to practice as a Medical Writer, where she works in brain therapies. Also a competitive runner, she will be completing her 8th marathon a week after this workshop.

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