The Many Voices of Writer’s Block

The Many Voices of Writer’s Block:
Creating Your Inner Writing Circle
Facilitator: Kelly Richey

Date: 04-22-2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tuition: $50.00
Open to: Anyone 16+ and All Adults

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Have you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this class, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing – and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck.

An excellent complement to WWf(a)C Core Classes
An innovative modality for working with Writer’s Block
Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present

Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet/songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach, and has made her mark through the power of her voice – figuratively and literally.
Location & Special Instructions

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Road
Cincinnati, OH 45236

Scholarships:

Scholarships in varying amounts are available for our programs depending on need and availability of funds. Call 513-272-1171 if you have further questions.

Please include your contact information and the class you are interested in taking. Thank you!

A Piece of Paper Always Listens

A Piece of Paper Always Listens

Artist on Tour for the Cincinnati Arts Association

Kelly Richey, Artist on Tour for the Cincinnati Arts Association, at Mother of Mercy High School This past week I had the honor of visiting Mother of Mercy High School, as an “Artist on Tour”, for the Cincinnati Arts Association.  I delivered a writing workshop centered around building self esteem for young girls.  My writing program is called, “A Piece of Paper Always Listens”.  I continue to be amazed by how strong the writing practice truly is!

I’d love to take this opportunity to share some photos from this weeks school program as well as the program description.

Kelly Richey, Building Self-Esteem Through the Creative Arts
Renowned singer-songwriter Kelly Richey’s dyslexia was undiagnosed during her school years, which made reading very difficult and presented many challenges and obstacles, most notably when it came to self-esteem. Today, Kelly’s greatest pleasure is sharing her story with students and teaching and inspiring them to overcome their own obstacles through creative self-expression. Using interactive, timed creative writing exercises called “fast writes,” Kelly helps students express themselves in an emotionally safe environment. Kelly’s innovative workshops help students learn to “self-express” through journaling and poetry. The workshops are interactive and fun and include a mini-concert where Kelly shows the students firsthand just what is possible if you work hard and believe in yourself.

Objectives: Students can learn to “self-express” through journaling and poetry.  The following are a list of topics for writing exercises to be used to build self-esteem.

» Lesson Plan 1: The Inner Critic
» Lesson Plan 2: The Procrastinator
» Lesson Plan 3: The Muse

A pre-program guide is given to teachers so they can prepare students for thoughtful discussion around the following topics.

Topics Discussed:

» Self Worth and Healthy Self Esteem
» Taking Action
» Creative Outlets
Kelly Richey, Artist on Tour for the Cincinnati Arts Association, at Mother of Mercy High School
Kelly Richey, Artist on Tour for the Cincinnati Arts Association, at Mother of Mercy High School
Kelly Richey, Artist on Tour for the Cincinnati Arts Association, at Mother of Mercy High School
NOTE: In addition to schools programs, I use these writing practices in writing workshops, coaching workshops, and when working one-on-one with coaching clients.

Guitar and Writing Workshops in the Schools

Guitar and Writing Workshops in the Schools with Kelly Richey

I spent the day at Batesville Middle School yesterday and had a great time working with the students! I did three guitar instruction workshops for the music department, four writing classes for the language arts department, and a live solo performance after school for the community!

I gave Leon Lenneking, head of the music department, access to my “Blues On Steroids Guitar Instruction Video Series” six weeks before the program and was thrilled to see that the 6th grade students were all playing “Ramblin’ On My Mind”, a 12-bar blues song included in the series.  It was so much fun having three classes jamming to the blues with me!

In the writing classes I shared my poetry book and we discussed the importance of writing as a form of self expression.  I did several “fast-writes” that invited students to write about a success and a challenge they’ve faced.  We covered topics around “bullying” and healthy forms of expressing feelings.  I shared with them my struggles around reading and dyslexia, explained to students the importance of asking for help when they need it, and that they can do overcome almost anything with the proper support.

After seven class periods and a quick dinner, I put on an electric solo performance for the community.  It was a very warm turn out on a very cold night!

I’d like to thank the Rural Arts Alliance for sponsoring this program, and a very special thanks to two very amazing teachers– Leon Lenneking and Lisa Barnett, for orchestrating the days events!

Kelly Richey at Batesville IN Middle School - Photos by Sonya Ziegler

Kelly Richey at Batesville IN Middle School - Photos by Sonya Ziegler

Kelly Richey at Batesville IN Middle School - Photos by Sonya Ziegler Kelly Richey at Batesville IN Middle School - Photos by Sonya Ziegler

 Kelly Richey at Batesville IN Middle School - Photos by Sonya Ziegler

Kelly Richey at Batesville IN Middle School - Photos by Sonya Ziegler

Photos by Sonya Ziegler

Kelly Richey News & Updates

Kelly Richey News & Updates

“Shakedown Soul” has arrived and starts shipping on Monday to Kelly Richey Fans only!  For a limited time – get a FREE digital download of the CD immediately when you purchase the NEW CD!  All CD’s will be autographed by the band!

 

Kelly Richey News & Updates Splash PageCheck out the list of CD Release Parties:

KELLY RICHEY SOLO:

12/10/15 – Kelly Richey Solo – Live On Air Performance – 6:30pm
Louisville, KY – Crescent Hill Radio All – WCHQ 100.9 FM

12/11/15 – Kelly Richey Solo – Live On Air Performance – 9am    
Louisville, KY – WHAS TV 11 – Great Day Live

12/11/15 – Kelly Richey Solo – 8pm    
Louisville, KY – The Planet Bar & Bistro
Special Guest – “Julius”

12/18/15 – Kelly Richey Solo – 8pm
Waterville, OH    Third Street Cigar

KELLY RICHEY BAND:

12/19/15 – Kelly Richey Band – 8pm
Dayton, OH    – Oddbody’s Music RoomKelly Richey News & Updates - ShakedownSoul-Poster


Kelly Richey News & Updates - Women Writing for (a) Change WRITING WORKSHOP:

12/05/15 – The Many Faces of Writers Block – 12:30pm to 3pm
Saturdays, December 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2015

Women Writing for (a) Change
6906 Plainfield Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236
Venue phone: 513-272-1171

Cost: $60 for series (sliding scale available)

Kelly Richey is a certified writing facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change (affiliated with the WWf(a)C in Cincinnati, Ohio and offers writing circles and writing workshops.

Writers Block: Three Part Series – this workshop can be run as a full day event with three two-hour sessions and lunch break, or as a workshop, or as a series with three separate sessions at two and a half hours each.  Series description below:

  • Session I – The Inner Critic
  • Session II – Procrastinator
  • Session III – The Muse

Have you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this three-part series, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck. Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present!

Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet, songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach.  Richey has made her mark through the power of her voice, figuratively and literally.  Kelly leads writing workshops as a facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change and was certified through the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA).

Writing Workshop with Kelly Richey – The Many Faces of Writer’s Block

Writing Workshop with Kelly Richey:

The Many Faces of Writer’s Block – December 5, 12, 19

WWf(a)CWriting Workshop with Kelly Richey: Have you ever experienced writer’s block, suffered from procrastination, or had your writing muse show up when you’re busy only to vanish when you finally clear time to write? In this three-part series, you will make space for the many voices in your head who can block your writing and reflect on your relationships with them. Through writing, sharing, listening, and discussing, we create an inner writing circle for each of us to return to in our busy lives whenever we are feeling stuck. Connect with your Muse and learn what it needs to remain present!

When: Saturdays, December 5th, 12th, and 19th, 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Where:
Women Writing for (a) Change, 6906 Plainfield Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45236
Cost: $60 (sliding scale available)

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Kelly Richey is an award-winning blues musician, poet, songwriter, guitar teacher, and life coach.  Richey has made her mark through the power of her voice, figuratively and literally.  Kelly leads writing workshops as a facilitator for Women Writing for (a) Change and was certified through the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA).