NEW BOOK: I wrote Do You Love Me or What? published March 2017 by Simon and Schuster.
PUBLIC TALK ON TAKING RISKS IN WRITING…..www.generationwomensydney.com
NOVEMBER 15, 2018: https://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwhatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au%2Fevents%2Fgeneration-women-sydney-times-up
WRITING RETREATS COMING UP:
Oct 2019: Tuscany, Italy (BEGINNERS PLUS MASTERCLASS)
May 2020: Chania, Greece (BEGINNERS PLUS MATERSCLASS)
FOR MORE DETAILS www.writingretreats.net
But does my teaching of creativity work?: Many people insist creativity can’t be taught.
CAUTION: The following are my observations only, and I’m not a scientist.
In 2017 at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art), a team of scientists did a year-long experiment to test whether my teaching greatly enhances creativity.
March 2018: The final assessment is still in the pipeline, but the scientists, always cautious, have already said that the results are “noteworthy” .
JULY: The team of scientists have expressed such surprise at the excellent results, that they’ve gone back to check if something’s gone wrong with what they’ve done. Was there a sudden, random leap in creativity between the beginning of the year (when the students were first tested and the end when they were tested again?) It turns out no. The sceintists are reassured by the creativity diaries kept by the tests which track, week by week, their excellent progress, but also show that the students couldn’t have achieved these results by chance- that some big force was pushing behind them all.