CREATIVE WRITING COURSES
“Basically, creative writing is any kind of authentic writing with or without an aim for a result. These writing courses are intended for everyone: those, who already have a passionate relationship with writing, those, who seek to sharpen their pencils or ink their pens and those, who wish to tame the writing into the everyday practice. Writing does not necessarily refer to the story-telling. It stands for self-expression, relaxation, meditation, experimentation, cleansing of emotions, development of overall literacy and desire to extend the knowledge on the principles of text constuction”
People write everyday. Some choose electronic technologies and cannot recall the last time, when they were scribing something by hand, others keep the notes on favourite quotes, to-do-lists or dream journals. It is possible to write out of the pure inspiration, having not the knowledge, but the muses. But those are not truly realiable. If there is a need to include writing in everyday life, it is important to study consistently and systematically. Writer and teacher Gabrielė Labanauskaitė not only moderates each meeting and brings the topics and information, but also shares her personal experience, provides writing excercises and recommends some specific literature to read in order to strengthen the inner desire to write.
TYPES OF CREATIVE WRITING COURSES
→ Thematic courses for the advanced students:
- Story-telling, Genres & Structures
- Creation and Development of Characters
- Characters Talk: Monologues, Dialogues and Polylogues
Teaching format: there are three types of creative writing courses being organized: extended once-per-week courses (contact), intensive weekend courses (contact) or online courses.
Photography: Alexis Brown
What is it? Creative writing workshops are being organized several times a year in different locations. Each workshop follows a theme; it is being used as a foundation for discussions and creative writing excercises.
Workshops aim to sparkle an inspiration, awaken inner voice, practice and implement writing as an everyday habit, expand the boundaries of creativity and learn to share creative work with others.
Who can participate? Workshops are intended for everyone, who has a special connection with language, story-telling, seeks to learn expressing their thoughts, wants to finish a novel or needs an inspiration to write a new one. These workshops are ultimately oriented into self-growth, self-development and building up the confidence that everybody has a right to write.
More information about creative writing workshops ➡ ‘IŠ TYLOS’
“As a subject to study creative writing is not comprised of theoretical topics only. I try to combine the contents of each class depending on the needs of a group and the common dynamics. The biggest reward to me is to create and successfully maintain cozy and safe environment that would make group members open up.”
“I love these courses for the informativeness. Gabriele always enter a classroom ready to teach. During these courses I widened my knowledge and now I can apply it. I am a good student: honestly doing homework and attending classes. There is a good atmosphere and a lot of people, who think alike. When a course is finished, I really miss evenings, when I can share my writing with others and to hear theirs, to talk to them about the things we care about the most.”
Marius Repšys, actor and writer
“Creative writing courses fascinate me firstly because of their teacher. Gabriele is a person, who could inspire any person to write even though they would think that they do not want or are not able to write at all.
Agnė Zinkevičiūtė, couching specialist, breathing meditation teacher
“When I compare these courses to the others, these ones are special, because of Gabrielė. She manages to create a cozy atmosphere around her: she is free, I like her methods of teaching and the attitude. Also, there is no place for criticism. Somehow even the participants share the same atmosphere between each other. They become (or always has been?) very tolerant and follow the rule that everything is acceptable.”
Genovaitė Petronienė, psychotherapist and writer
“Gabriele has a very intimate and delicate way to approach each participant individually. Everyone is highly respected, I think that such unconditional respect is a rare thing to come across. Gabriele truly is a professional, who knows exactly, what she is doing. The programme of courses is well organized: all the information is crystalized, concentrated and playful. A play is the most important thing for me.”
Rosita Pipirienė, psychotherapist