The Artist’s Way

with Sanjukta Shams

Genres: Nonfiction, Memoir, Essay


Open to all levels

10 Sessions

Start Date: April 12, 2023
End Date: June 14, 2023
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 7:10 pm - 9:10 pm PT
Capacity: 0 seat
Member Price: $432.00
General Price: $480.00

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Explore Julia Cameron's book, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, a series of prompts that focuses on recovering the creative self. Cameron's process aims to dispel the "I'm not talented enough" conditioning that holds many of us back. In this class, we'll work through Cameron's book together—writing morning pages, going on artist dates, and discussing the chapter coinciding with the week in a supportive environment.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

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Sanjukta Shams

Sanjukta Shams


Shama Shams (Sanjukta) (is an author who lives in Dallas and Seattle. She plans to fully relocate to Seattle in May 2022 after her daughter graduates from High School. She holds a Master’s in Religion with an emphasis on Islam from Florida State University. Excerpts of her memoir were published in Palooka, A Journal of Underdog Excellence; Transformation, A Journal of Literature, Ideas & the Arts; Fiction Fix; and Mandala Literary Journal. She was a finalist for Black Warrior Review and her book proposal, as well as four of her essays, were selected by Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference hosted by University of North Texas. In front of a live sold-out audience at the Dallas Museum of Arts and the AT&T Performing Arts Center, she read excerpts from her memoir which can be found on the YouTube channel titled: Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales)’s Lost in Translation, Elephant in the Room, and Old School. In addition, she read excerpts from her memoir at Truth in Comedy, a show featuring nonfiction writers. Shama works as the Director of Philanthropy and Marketing for Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST), a Seattle-based nonprofit serving victims and survivors of sex trade and sex trafficking. During her spare time, she loves to write, paint, hike, and travel.

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