Readers of The Sun Magazine recognize its motto: "What is to give light must endure burning." Personal writing can be therapeutic, cathartic, raw, and healing. In this program we will celebrate the written word by creating personal essays and short stories based on our own experiences. You decide the content and we support your contributions. How much writing we produce will ultimately depend on the dedication and motivation of our individual cohort members. All efforts are rewarded in one way or another. The only way to know what is inside is to put pen to paper and share our work in class, in an environment that the humanistic psychologist, Carl Rogers, would describe as promoting "unconditional positive regard." We won't be visiting Esalan, as Rogers did, but we can certainly write as if we were. The expectation is that the cohort will continue to meet in succeeding program "seasons" as an intact writing community in which we'd be having so much fun that nobody would dare to opt out.
Program guide: Skip Corsini, writing coach, grandfather, and editor.