Last weekend was the epitome of the fun sessions we’ve had so far. We had Maia debut hosting on a totally new subject this weekend – Stream of Consciousness. Here’s what the dictionary says about it.

Stream of Consciousness:

a literary style in which a character’s thoughts, feelings, and reactions are depicted in a continuous flow uninterrupted by objective description or conventional dialogue. James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Marcel Proust are among its notable early exponents.
“a stream-of-consciousness monologue”
And as exciting as the day was, Maia had a well-researched subject with many examples to help us understand on the topic and write on it.
Exercises:
Activity 1: Group activity: “What are you doing?”
  1. Gather in a circle and enact any gesture
  2. The person on your left asks you
  3. What are you doing?
  4. Say anything but the thing you’re actually enacting
  5. The asker must enact what you said.
Repeat this until boredom strikes and ideas are done! 🙂
Exercise:
Write about any probable stream of consciousness – fictional, non-functional – connected, non-disconnected – coherent, incoherent – in the form of a write-up and read it aloud!
Oh, the stories, the pieces we heard were spectacular, beautiful and yet so realistic. Pragmatism held its epicenter at Write Club, this weekend! Thanks to Maia for a truly lovely session!
See you next weekend! 🙂