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Sonya Lea

Lea's memoir, Wondering Who You Are, has garnered praise in People, Oprah Magazine, NPR, the BBC, where it was a top ten book. She writes for the Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, Brevity, Guernica, The Rumpus, The Butter, Good Housekeeping, The Southern Review and other publications.

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About this Course

What does it mean to be honest in our writing? How can we lean into vulnerability on the page? In this program, we will contemplate responsibility and accountability, navigate fear and uncertainty. We will show up authentically, and take risks. You'll learn strategies to build resilience, ones that help you understand disappointment and setbacks in a fresh way.  And you'll come away with a plan for completing your essay or book. 

"I never wanted Sonya’s online class to end! Each lesson was like a pearl drop of magic—a rich, juicy plunge into the writer’s soul, stories, and imaginings. I wrote pieces around topics I haven’t known how to approach, and at a deeper and more lyrical level than previously. I was able to pleasantly surprise myself. The lessons, readings, audio lessons and prompts were stirring, thoughtful and fun. The atmosphere of the lessons creates a group that is supportive and provides a safe and inspiring net to share, explore and receive feedback." ~ Tatyana, Seattle

These are self-guided sessions that allow you to:

  • Learn from your mistakes
  • Excavate your fears
  • Develop skills to trust your artistic process
  • Take advantage of a support group of writers
  • Practice writing daily
  • Share your work with a writing partner.
  • Receive feedback on up to ten pages from Sonya Lea ($100 value)

COST: $150 | CLASS DATES: You will receive two lessons and assignments every week beginning January 19, 2017 and for six weeks ending February 23, 2017.

PROGRAM NOTES: You do not need to show up at any appointed time. This program is entirely self-guided. The class begins and ends on the dates above for instructor participation and group feedback. Your instructor Sonya Lea will show up here on Ruzuku, and in our secret Facebook group to respond to questions, and she will be available to offer feedback on your work until the end of March. Many of you will want to talk to each other around the times of the assignments online. This community is yours, and you can make it whatever you wish.


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