Linda Trichter Metcalf

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Linda Trichter Metcalf

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Anne Bright
Anne Bright

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Oct 05 - 08 2020


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


$175 for the series

Linda Trichter Metcalf and Anne Bright: Writing the Mind Alive with Proprioceptive Writing®: A Four Day Intensive

Recordings will be available to registered participants for a limited time and with sharing restrictions.

Join us for this 4-day intensive in Proprioceptive Writing (PW) with founder, Linda Trichter Metcalf. PW is a 20-minute writing meditation that enables deep reflection on inner thought. PW can be used for therapeutic and creative purposes. Through PW, you learn to hear inner thought as voice, and engage your mind’s hidden proprioception sense—its capacity to know itself. The more you immerse yourself in this practice, the further you travel from limiting self-judgments, and the greater your confidence to trust yourself. 

Limited to 25 people. Each 3 hour meeting (one per day) will include a writing session, so you’ll need a quiet space with a door that closes, where you can sit at a cleared table. Have at hand a candle, a pen, unlined white paper, a stapler, and tissues.


Linda Trichter Metcalf, hailed as a pioneering thinker in the field of writing education, received her MA and PhD in literature from New York University. In 1978 Metcalf and her partner, Dr. Tobin Simon, left their academic positions at Pratt Institute to found the Proprioceptive Writing Center—first in Maine, then New York City, then Oakland CA —all the time continuing to develop and deepen PW theory and practice. In 2002, they published Writing the Mind Alive: The Proprioceptive Method for Finding Your Authentic Voice (Ballantine), enabling PW to be practiced throughout the world. Currently, Linda teaches PW practice locally and long-distance through small conference calls. In addition, she directs the PW teacher-training program. 

Linda is assisted by Anne Bright, director of the Proprioceptive Writing Center, Southeast. Anne has brought her training in the study of literature, writing, story-telling, and theological reflection into her extensive study of Proprioceptive Writing (PW). Over the past 20 years, working closely with PW’s Founder, Linda Trichter Metcalf, she has brought PW to hundreds of students through her own center, in schools and universities, and through centers for art, mindfulness and spirituality. She is a faculty member of the Proprioceptive Writing Center in Oakland.