Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection

September 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785
$80/$70 for VAC members

SmallTom Peek by Britten Traughber VAC copyWriting for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection with Tom Peek

A day of discovery with Award-winning novelist and teacher Tom Peek

Have you ever wondered how the place you come from influenced who you are? Or what memories you carry from your ancestors? Or how your personal history impacts your view of the world? Take a day out of your busy life to explore your deeper self and ponder the life you’ve lived so far.

Big Island author Tom Peek encourages you to “Discover the magic power of writing to stimulate the creative regions of your mind and unearth your meatiest memories, highest aspirations, zaniest ideas, and most incandescent insights.”

Join Tom Peek for “Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection” on Saturday, September 5, 2020, from 9:30am to 4pm at Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Workshop cost is $80/$70 for VAC Members. To register contact the Volcano Art Center at 967-8222 or visit www. volcanoartcenter.org. Students are asked to bring a lunch and some pictures of your parents—at least one of each parent (unless you come from a single-parent family, in which case bring some pictures of your one parent).

Peek’s workshop includes fun, offbeat, and provocative “wild mind” exercises that provide participants with exploration tools to use in class and on one’s own. This workshop is perfect for journal keepers, bloggers, autobiographers, spiritual seekers, memoir and family history writers, and anyone who simply enjoys writing. No previous writing experience is necessary, just the desire to explore!

Attendees always give Peek’s workshops high marks. “I experienced a restarting of my fire for writing,” said one past participant. “This workshop will change my life,” said another.

Thought-provoking exercises include topics such as: “What passions guide your life?” “What mottos do you live by–or wish you did?”, “What’s the weirdest thing that ever happened to you?”

Peek, an award-winning novelist, has taught his popular Hawai‘i workshops since 1991, encouraging hundreds of islanders to write their own journals, blogs, family histories, stories, poems, novels, and essays.


4 thoughts on “Writing for Inner Exploration and Life Reflection”

  1. Juanita Montgomery

    I would like to take this class but not sure if I have the time or the money at this point. Can I decide at the last minute, i.e. the day before the class?

    1. Volcano Art Center (AJ)

      Aloha Juanita,

      If the workshop hasn’t filled, you’re welcome to register the day before class.


    1. Volcano Art Center (AJ)

      Aloha Joanne,

      This workshop has been rescheduled to Saturday, September 5 and will meet in person on that day with social distancing measures in place. All workshop participants will be required to wear a mask. Please let us know if you’d like to register for September’s workshop.


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