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Discover Your Creative Compass

Write Your Way and Illuminate Your Life

May 30, 2014 – June 01, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Dan Millman, Sierra Prasada
Member Tuition:
SM14-1702-749Dan Millman, Sierra Prasada,

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

This workshop welcomes writers of fiction, memoir, nonfiction, and other storytellers at all levels of experience to discover their own path to clear and compelling writing.

Through lecture, small-group discussion, engaging writing exercises, encouraging personal anecdotes, and practical wisdom from an array of the world’s great artists and thinkers, Dan Millman and Sierra Prasada guide us through five universal stages of any creative path: dream, draft, develop, refine, and share.

These stages apply to both the artist’s work and life, enabling one to enrich the other. You learn how to dream in dialogue to call forth hidden insights, refine your own approach, and progress in layers toward your best work.

You return home with renewed energy and confidence in your ability to:

  • Clarify your creative goals
  • Overcome internal obstacles
  • Find a “master metaphor” to enhance your writing and your life
  • Devise a “What if?” question to focus your story or idea
  • Write the jacket copy of your life
  • Map your way from inspiration to publication

Below, Dan Millman and Sierra Prasada discuss the genesis of their book, The Creative Compass, which inspired this workshop:

More Information

Required reading: Millman and Prasada, The Creative Compass. 

Things to Bring:

Bring a laptop or pen and paper, plus an optional one- to three-page double-spaced writing sample. 

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details. 

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty. 

Dan Millman

Dan Millman is author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior (adapted to film in 2006), and 16 other books that have touched millions of readers in 29 languages. He teaches worldwide and continues to write. His newest book, a collaboration with his daughter, is The Creative Compass.

Sierra Prasada

Sierra Prasada is coauthor of The Creative Compass, author of Creative Lives: Portraits of Lebanese Artists, and founder of the 20th Century Project.