This fall, build a sustainable writing practice. Whether you are a beginner just starting or an experienced writer struggling with a block, Sense Writing is your way in.


Sense Writing I: Memory, Life Stories and Fiction

Sense Writing I gives you the tools to calm your nervous system, find lightness in your body, and mine your imagination, all while connecting to the core of your craft. Experience the approach that frees you from the thoughts you think you “should” be thinking so you learn to create without anxiety. For Writers of All Levels and Genres. A pre-requisite to Sense Writing II & III. 

In a supportive environment, you will learn to:

Interrupt body and language patterns that inhibit writing.

Find pleasure in all stages of writing, including re-writing.

Complete three pieces of non-fiction or fiction.

What Others Are Saying

  • Kent’s Sense Writing workshop challenged struggle’s worth and reminded me of the original impulse that led me to make my life about writing.
    — Elephant Journal
  • Once I experienced this flow, I understood what my friend meant when she said Sense Writing changed everything for her.
    — Iva Radivojevic, Filmmaker, Guggenheim Recipient
  • The Sense Writing workshops access a profundity that other writing workshops have rarely attained at this level.
    — Raluca Albu, Current MFA Candidate, Columbia University
  • Okay, what's a less dramatic way of telling you that this class has changed my life?
    — Olga Kreimer, Yoga Teacher and Current M.A. Candidate, University of Montana Journalism School

Teacher & Developer

All workshops led by Sense Writing's Developer Madelyn Kent, former Lecturer in Creative Writing at NYU. Contact her with any questions.

Sense Writing I - Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, October 1-October 2

a 2-Day Workshop, 12:00-4:30

in Park Slope at 368 5th Street (at 5th Avenue). 

Park Slope Sense Writing I/ $240

*The fee for Sense Writing I is $240. A $100 deposit reserves your spot. You can pay by PayPal or by any credit card (for a credit card invoice, email Madelyn.)

Other available courses:

Sense Writing I & II Package – NYC

Immerse yourself in the first two levels of Sense Writing and save $50.

Sense Writing I– Cambridge, MA

Sense Writing comes to Cambridge for the first time October 22 & 23.

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Sense Writing I – Istanbul

Sense Writing 1 returns to Istanbul in November.