Register for the Body Love Creative Writing Workshop
Join us for a workshop on body love through creative writing led by body liberation coach & musician Talia Cooper and singer-songwriter and teaching artist Eli Conley. We will gather outside in nature and counteract the negative messages we’ve received about our bodies with new information and community support. Then we’ll write a slew of songs and poems and leave with our personal body love anthems!
This workshop is for anyone who:
· wants to learn to accept their body
· would like to write a love song or poem for their body
· believes in body positivity theoretically, and wants to start on the path of embracing it more fully
· enjoys being creative outside with others
Open to folks who’ve never written a line, lifelong poets and songwriters, and everyone in between.
This workshop is for all bodies: all sizes, genders, races, ages, abilities, and sexualities. Wherever you are at with your creativity and feelings about your body, you are welcome here.
Sunday, September 29th, 1 - 3:30pm
Light snacks will be provided.
Location: Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley. Exact location will be shared when you register.
Shuttle: This location is not accessible by public transportation. A ride will be available from North Berkeley BART at 12:30 pm and back to North Berkeley BART at the end of the workshop. To request a ride, please let us know below.
Cost: This workshop is $40. Sliding scale spaces are available for $10 - $30 for low income folks.
Register: Space in this workshop is limited, so advance registration is required. To register, please fill out the survey below and pay the workshop fee. Registration is due by September 28th.
- A pen and notebook
- Some way to record yourself (i.e. a phone with Voice Memo or Voice Recorder app)
- Water bottle
- Sunscreen, hat
- A guitar, ukelele, etc if you want to write a song (optional)
This class takes place on dirt in a wheelchair and scooter accessible picnic area in Tilden Park with ADA accessible restrooms. Students will be sitting at picnic tables, and some camping chairs will be available for folks who need more comfortable seating. All of the exercises are designed to work for people of a broad range of abilities and body types. The class is a fragrance free space (see below for more info). Please let us know about your specific access needs and questions when you register.
All participants are asked to attend this workshop 100% fragrance free by refraining from wearing hair and body products with fragrances, including shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and clothing washed in scented detergents. With your help, we can ensure that our workshop is a healthy, accessible space for people with environmental illness. More info on how and why to be fragrance free is here:
Gender pronouns (he/him, she/her, they/them, ze/zir etc)
How did you hear about this workshop?
You do not need to have any creative writing experience to participate in this workshop! However, it is useful for us to know who is coming. Please check all that apply:
I am a poet
I am a songwriter
I dabble in poetry
I dabble in songwriting
I love to sing
I love to read poetry
I don't have a lot of experience, but am curious to try out poetry and/or songwriting
In order to be accessible for all participants, this workshop is a totally fragrance-free space. This means that on the day of the workshop, we ask you to refrain from smoking and wearing scented products, including colognes and perfumes, clothing washed in scented detergents, and hair and body products with fragrances, including essential oils. Full info about how and why to be fragrance-free is available here --
. Do you agree to attend this workshop totally fragrance-free? We are happy to answer any questions you have about this -- please write them below.
Do you have any accessibility needs that you would like us to be aware of?
This workshop is $40. Sliding scale spaces are available for $10 - $30 for low income folks. Please pay now to complete your registration and hold your space in the workshop. How would you like to pay?
Venmo to @Eli-Conley.
Paypal at this link: Paypal.Me/SingWithEli (please pay as "friends and family" to avoid additional fees).
This location is not accessible by public transportation. A ride will be available from North Berkeley BART at 12:30 pm and back to North Berkeley BART at the end of the workshop. How will you be getting the workshop?
I will get there myself.
I would like a ride from North Berkeley BART.
Do you have any questions for us?
Thank you for registering!
Once we receive your survey and class fee, we will be in touch with you soon to give you the location and confirm your registration.
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