Zen in the Art of Invention:

Revitalizing Your

Creative Process

Class Information


Sunday, October 8, 2023


10 AM – 12:30 PM


One Day Only!


Zoom (Live)








Class Description

Many of us have heard this often-quoted Buddhist saying: “There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way.” Zen in the Art of Invention is a class about how writers can stay creatively vibrant and “unstuck” using the overlapping principles of both Zen Buddhism and Positive Psychology—the science and study of happiness and human flourishing. In this combined seminar/workshop, we’ll explore strategies for staying engaged with our creative work; for maintaining creative energy and inspiration in times of both flow and challenge; and for effectively braiding together our creative lives and our day-to-day lives so each can work to enrich the other. In the workshop portion of the class, participants will be invited to start applying the principles to their own creative practices and projects, as well as get customized, direct guidance from the instructor and share discoveries with the group. There is no way to creativity—creativity is the way.


Please note that you will receive your Zoom link via email 24 hours before the start of this class. If you enroll in this class less than 24 hours before it begins, please either send us a message or email us at programs@sandiegowriters.org to request your link.


Please be advised that it is best to register at least a week before the start of a class to help our instructors prepare and ensure that it does not get canceled or rescheduled. Policies regarding registration, refunds, cancellations, etc. can be found on our policies page. If you would like to provide feedback regarding this class, please feel free to complete an evaluation form.