Thoreau On and Off the Page: A Journal Workshop

Date: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Zoom; will send links once registered.
Ernestor Cozar

This workshop is taught over two one-hour Zoom meetings. Saturdays, October 31, 2020 and November 7, 2020, 1-2 PM EST. Tuition: $75.00

Register for this workshop.

In his Journal, Thoreau crafts a writing practice that awakens our senses. When we read the account of his daily activities we think, feel, and perceive alongside him. Thoreau becomes a neighbor and each page of his journal has something to teach us.

Thoreau’s Journal shows us how to move between private and public spheres, between fact and opinion, between thought and action. Its many registers and themes are living memory of how democratic values can be enacted daily. In the midst of today’s challenges, Thoreau’s prose can teach us the beauty and precision of activism.

During the two one-hour workshops, participants will the learn skills necessary for impactful journal writing and have an opportunity to share their work with each other and Ernesto.

In the week leading up to the workshop, Ernesto will email participants class materials for their review.

Ernesto Estrella Cozar, Ernesto Estrella is the Director of the Nomadic School of the Senses and the creator of the revolutionary Pi Point Method. He is an educator, published author, voice expert, and poet. He is a member of the Thoreau Society, and a Thoreau scholar and translator. With a Ph.D. from Columbia University, he has been a Contemporary Poetry professor at Yale University. In 2015, he founded the Nomadic School of the Senses with his brother, Communications expert Carlos Estrella. Ernesto has been a featured speaker in leading educational and cultural institutions such as Amherst Great Books, The Academy for Teachers, Instituto Cervantes, and Goethe Institut.

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