Show 08-20-09 Nancy Slonim Aronie has been a commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. She was a Visiting Writer at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, wrote a monthly column in McCall’s magazine and was the recipient of the Eye of The Beholder Artist in Residence award at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. She gives writing workshops and lectures at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Omega Institute, Rowe Conference Center, Wain-Wright House and The Open Center in New York City. She teaches at Harvard University.
“I don’t think anyone can really teach writing,”says Nancy Slonim Aronie, director of the Chilmark Writing Workshop on Martha’s Vineyard. “What I know I can do is create a safe place for writers to write. “And if you feel safe, you can do anything. You can take the risk of saying this is who I am, this is what terrifies me, this is what moves me, this is what makes me laugh. When you take that risk, you dig deep. You will access your innocence, your truth and your vulnerability and then you cannot miss.
“You mine for gold and you find gold. This workshop is about honoring your own voice, writing in your own rhythms, using your own language and writing your own stories. Here is where we stop the inner critic in his tracks. I know it’s possible because I have seen it happen for fifteen years over and over again,” says Nancy.
Writing From The Heart: Finding Your Own Voice is a workshop that is nurturing for the beginning writer and a jump-start for the burnt-out professional. You will take home your powerful one-of-a-kind golden voice filled with self-esteem, honor and joy. www.chilmarkwritingworkshop.com