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Dec 31

Begin the New Year with a Commitment to Your Creativity or (Jumping for Joy with Jodi Egerton)

Writing Barn friends,

As of January 2013, we’ve been holding classes, retreats, book launches and parties for one-full-year. Last January, poet/teacher Scott Wiggerman kicked things off with two SOLD OUT poetry workshops. We owe Austin writers — nope, all of Texas’s writing community — a resounding YEEHAW for the wonderful welcome you’ve given to The Writing Barn. Thank you!

Poet Scott Wiggerman teaches “Six Approaches to a Poem”

This year, we again, have great January offerings.

We, at the Barn, are super thrilled to have Jodi Egerton, of Write Good Consulting, teaching this January. Her half-day workshop Word Play! is designed to get us to the page in fun and creative ways. For those of you who know Jodi, you know she is sprightly, spunky, and full of joy. Look at her energy in the pic below! And, she knows her stuff.

Join Jodi and Jump for Creative Joy!

Join Jodi on Jan. 26th, 9am to 1pm at The Writing Barn for Word Play!

More about the class:

Whether you’re a seasoned writer working to complete your third novel, or an aspiring writer launching your first blog, this workshop will guide you through techniques for sparking creativity, overcoming writer’s block, and bringing new life to your voice and story.

Acclaimed writing instructor Jodi Egerton will lead a series of exercises and games inspired by her work in writing consulting and improvisation. She’ll challenge you to take your writing in new directions, leap into the unknown, and play with images, words, and ideas.

You’ll also spend time crafting writing goals and creative intentions for the year. Everyone at the workshop will be invited to join the Write Good Consulting private Facebook group for continued support and encouragement.

You’ll leave feeling refreshed and energized, enthusiastic and excited, ready to create, ready to write!

A morning at the Writing Barn with Jodi would make the perfect New Year’s gift for yourself and someone you love.

Come join us…let’s play!

Cost: Sliding scale, $85-150
Date and time: Saturday January 26, 9am-1pm
To register, visit Word Play! at Write Good Consulting

Jodi Egerton offers workshops, editing, writing, and mentoring services as Write Good Consulting. Jodi has her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, where she served as the Assistant Director of the Division of Rhetoric and Writing and the Training Specialist at the Undergraduate Writing Center.

During her years at UT and as an Assistant Professor of English Writing and Rhetoric at St. Edward’s University, Jodi taught classes focusing on writing strategies for small businesses, social media writing, magazine writing, and analyzing comedy. Jodi also mentored English Writing and Rhetoric majors while they were working as interns for local businesses and publications such as Texas Monthly and Austin Woman. She is an acclaimed writing instructor, and was sought out by students for her active, compelling, enthusiastic teaching style.

She has conducted workshops on effective writing strategies for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and on communication and team-building while working with Improv MBA, ComedySportz Austin, and The National Comedy Theater for the University of Texas at Austin L.B.J. School for Business, Acton MBA, Dell, and 3M.

Jodi also works as a performer, and can be found on stages around Austin performing improv comedy and entertaining audiences at The Dionysium, Five Things, The Story Department, The Encyclopedia Project, and Master Pancake at the Alamo Drafthouse. She also hosts fundraisers and emcees auctions for schools and non-profit organizations. She’s known for her energy, enthusiasm, and sharp wit, and her ability to keep an audience engaged and laughing.

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