Beyond Baroque: Write Effort - Creative Writing Through a Buddhist Lens
WRITE EFFORT, creative writing through a Buddhist lens, grew out of Noel Alumit’s studies in Buddhist divinity school. WRITE EFFORT is a play on words referring to Right Effort, the sixth of the Noble Eightfold Path.
By using Buddhist concepts (precepts, meditation, Four Noble Truths), Noel addresses the creative process of storytelling: character development, plot, conflict, dialogue, structure.
The workshop will take place via Zoom over six weeks, every Saturday at 2pm PDT, starting May 23rd.
Instructor: Noel Alumit received his BFA in Drama at USC and his Master of Divinity in Buddhist chaplaincy at UWEST. He was ordained through the International Center for Chinese Buddhist Culture and Education.
He wrote the novels Letters to Montgomery Clift and Talking to the Moon, a Los Angeles Times Bestseller. His work has also been in the LA Review of Books, USA Today, Best American Gay Short Stories, McSweeney’s and many others. He has taught creative writing for UCLA Extension’s Writers Program since 2005.
Noel facilitates meditation groups in Los Angeles and has been a literary host at Skylight Books in Los Feliz for nearly 20 years.