Thursday, September 09, 2021

Writing Resilience in October

 Writing Resilience is a 4-week Zoom writing workshop for people who have been affected by trauma, addiction, and/or mental illness. We will write our stories to empower ourselves and increase coping and resilience. Join the workshop that has been called "wonderful," "one of the best $99 I ever spent,” useful and motivating" and "generated a lot of good work." The workshop meets October 2, 9, 16, 23 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern.

"Larissa Shmailo is a true warrior of the written/spoken word, as her life and work ignites her. What an honor to be one of her students! Her class is generative and I produced some pieces that were published quickly. We did in-class exercises and read our work aloud. Got excellent feedback from her, as well as the other students. If you get a chance to take Shmailo’s class, jump on it. She is a gift to the writing community. WOW!"—Meg Tuite, author of five short story collections, two poetry collections, and published in numerous literary magazines, as well as anthologies.
“This course created the space and structure in my life to make writing a regular part of my day. Larissa’s excellent exercises and insightful feedback served as the basis for rich class discussions and workshops. I felt connected to my classmates and found myself feeling at home among them— a rare treasure for such a compact time frame and over Zoom. I would highly recommend this course to any writer who wants to get back on track but is struggling to enact this desire day to day.” — Anna Fridlis, writing instructor, Parsons
“Larissa Shmailo is astute, discerning, and perceptive . . . Larissa brings to the workshop the rare capacity of true interest in the work and the lives of her students. She affirms the writing in a way that demonstrates understanding of the content - through specificity and authentic reaction to the piece. This class allows the processing of personal trauma while also freeing it in the direction of publication. One is left realizing that the world does want to hear your story.”
— Sandra Kleven, publisher, Cirque

Thursday, August 05, 2021

WRITING RESILIENCE IN SEPTEMBER

 Writing Resilience is a 4-week Zoom writing workshop for people who have been affected by trauma, addiction, and/or mental illness. We will write our stories to empower ourselves and increase coping and resilience. Join the workshop that has been called "wonderful," "one of the best $99 I ever spent,” useful and motivating" and "generated a lot of good work." The workshop meets September 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern. Price is $99.99. Limit 8 people. REGISTER HERE

"Larissa Shmailo is a true warrior of the written/spoken word, as her life and work ignites her. What an honor to be one of her students! Her class is generative and I produced some pieces that were published quickly. We did in-class exercises and read our work aloud. Got excellent feedback from her, as well as the other students. If you get a chance to take Shmailo’s class, jump on it. She is a gift to the writing community. WOW!"—Meg Tuite, author of five short story collections, two poetry collections, and published in numerous literary magazines, as well as anthologies.
“This course created the space and structure in my life to make writing a regular part of my day. Larissa’s excellent exercises and insightful feedback served as the basis for rich class discussions and workshops. I felt connected to my classmates and found myself feeling at home among them— a rare treasure for such a compact time frame and over Zoom. I would highly recommend this course to any writer who wants to get back on track but is struggling to enact this desire day to day.” — Anna Fridlis, writing instructor, Parsons
“Larissa Shmailo is astute, discerning, and perceptive . . . Larissa brings to the workshop the rare capacity of true interest in the work and the lives of her students. She affirms the writing in a way that demonstrates understanding of the content - through specificity and authentic reaction to the piece. This class allows the processing of personal trauma while also freeing it in the direction of publication. One is left realizing that the world does want to hear your story.”
— Sandra Kleven, publisher, Cirque



Friday, June 25, 2021

WRITING RESILIENCE IN AUGUST

 Writing Resilience is a 4-week Zoom writing workshop for people who have been affected by trauma, addiction, and/or mental illness. We will write our stories to empower ourselves and increase coping and resilience. Join the workshop that has been called "wonderful," "one of the best $99 I ever spent,” useful and motivating" and "generated a lot of good work." The workshop meets August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Eastern. Price is $99.99. Limit 8 people.

"Larissa Shmailo is a true warrior of the written/spoken word, as her life and work ignites her. What an honor to be one of her students! Her class is generative and I produced some pieces that were published quickly. We did in-class exercises and read our work aloud. Got excellent feedback from her, as well as the other students. If you get a chance to take Shmailo’s class, jump on it. She is a gift to the writing community. WOW!"—Meg Tuite, author of five short story collections, two poetry collections, and published in numerous literary magazines, as well as anthologies.
“This course created the space and structure in my life to make writing a regular part of my day. Larissa’s excellent exercises and insightful feedback served as the basis for rich class discussions and workshops. I felt connected to my classmates and found myself feeling at home among them— a rare treasure for such a compact time frame and over Zoom. I would highly recommend this course to any writer who wants to get back on track but is struggling to enact this desire day to day.” — Anna Fridlis, writing instructor, Parsons
“Larissa Shmailo is astute, discerning, and perceptive . . . Larissa brings to the workshop the rare capacity of true interest in the work and the lives of her students. She affirms the writing in a way that demonstrates understanding of the content - through specificity and authentic reaction to the piece. This class allows the processing of personal trauma while also freeing it in the direction of publication. One is left realizing that the world does want to hear your story.”
— Sandra Kleven, publisher, Cirque

Sunday, May 09, 2021

WRITING RESILIENCE IN JULY

Writing Resilience is a 4-week Zoom writing workshop for people who have been affected by trauma, addiction, and/or mental illness. We will write our stories to empower ourselves and increase coping and resilience. Join the workshop that has been called "wonderful," "one of the best $99 I ever spent,” useful and motivating" and "generated a lot of good work." Meeting July 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 4:00-6:00 pm EST.

 

"Larissa Shmailo is a true warrior of the written/spoken word, as her life and work ignites her. What an honor to be one of her students! Her class is generative and I produced some pieces that were published quickly. We did in-class exercises and read our work aloud. Got excellent feedback from her, as well as the other students. If you get a chance to take Shmailo’s class, jump on it. She is a gift to the writing community. WOW!"—Meg Tuite, author of five short story collections, two poetry collections, and published in numerous literary magazines, as well as anthologies.

 

This course created the space and structure in my life to make writing a regular part of my day. Larissa’s excellent exercises and insightful feedback served as the basis for rich class discussions and workshops. I felt connected to my classmates and found myself feeling at home among them— a rare treasure for such a compact time frame and over Zoom. I would highly recommend this course to any writer who wants to get back on track but is struggling to enact this desire day to day.” Anna Fridlis, Writing Instructor, Parsons

 “Larissa Shmailo is astute, discerning, and perceptive . . . Larissa brings to the workshop the rare capacity of true interest in the work and the lives of her students.  She affirms the writing in a way that demonstrates understanding of the content - through specificity and authentic reaction to the piece. This class allows the processing of personal trauma while also freeing it in the direction of publication. One is left realizing that the world does want to hear your story. " Sandra Kleven, publisher, Cirque

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

WRITING RESILIENCE WORKSHOP IN APRIL

 Writing Resilience is a 4-week Zoom writing workshop for people who have been affected by trauma, addiction, and/or mental illness. We will write our stories to empower ourselves and increase coping and resilience. Join the workshop that has been called "wonderful," "useful and motivating" and "generated a lot of good work." $149 for all four sessions meeting April 3, 10, 17, and 24, 4:00-6:00 pm. Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../writing-resilience-tickets...

"Larissa Shmailo is a true warrior of the written/spoken word, as her life and work ignites her. What an honor to be one of her students! Her class is generative and I produced some pieces that were published quickly. We did in-class exercises and read our work aloud. Got excellent feedback from her, as well as the other students. If you get a chance to take Shmailo’s class, jump on it. She is a gift to the writing community. WOW!" –Meg Tuite, author of five short story collections, two poetry collections, and published in numerous literary magazines, as well as anthologies.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

50% OFF WRITING RESILIENCE: A FEW SEATS LEFT!

 Dear friends and colleagues:

Exciting news! This month, until December 31, I am offering 50% off for the empowering workshop WRITING RESILIENCE, a special writing program for people affected by trauma, addiction, and/or mental illness (which, given Covid, is all of us lately!).  There are a few seats left in this life-changing workshop; participation is limited for intimate attention to your writing.

We will be doing a lot of writing! Writing brings to consciousness ideas that may not emerge through talking or thinking and can offer surprising insights valuable for mental health. Through a series of generative exercises, we will:

·      Empower ourselves by writing and owning our stories;

·      Experience greater resilience and coping;

·      Enjoy rich emotional experiences;

·      Explore arenas of communication and community.

The next workshop takes place Sundays in January 10, 17, 24, 31, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Until December 31, the total price for all four weeks is now 50% off at $99.00

Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writing-resilience-tickets-131940450439

Please see www.larissashmailo.com  and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larissa_Shmailo for more information about me. Please share with people who might benefit.

Here's to our recovery through writing!

Love,

Larissa

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

WRITING RESILIENCE WORKSHOP

 

Dear friends and colleagues:

I have a new workshop I want to share with you: Writing Resilience, a special writing program for people affected by trauma, addiction, and/or mental illness. Writing brings to consciousness ideas that may not emerge through talking or thinking; telling one's story is empowering and can offer insights valuable to mental health.

As an internationally known poet, novelist, translator, editor, and writing coach, and a recovering peer myself, I am offering one-on-one sessions and workshops (forming now). I will guide you to writing for greater resilience and coping, rich emotional experience, and arenas of communication and community.

Upcoming Workshop: January 10, 17, 24, 31, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. $200.

Join on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1128609110887968

Please see www.larissashmailo.com  and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larissa_Shmailo

for more information and please share with people who might benefit.

Here's to our recovery through writing!

Love,

Larissa

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Sunday, October 04, 2020

Poetry Zoomathon Fundraiser for the Democrats 10/10


 With Andre Codrescu, Erica Jong, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Allison Hedge Coke, Martha Collins, Annie Finch, Joanna Fuhrman, Christopher Gonzalez, Mark Pawlak, Lloyd Schwartz, John Skoyles, Timothy Steele, Terence Winch, and Damon Young. With a special message from Charles Bernstein and special guest host Tara Campell, and your hosts Larissa Shmailo, Marc Vincenz, and Jonathan Penton!

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