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Madison, WI

April 2015

Beyond Uncertainty: Creating and Writing Your Vision / Bridget Birdsall

Class Report (Bridget Birdsall)

This workshop was a huge hit among its participants. Together, we explored timed writing exercises, brainstorming, working with their own five senses, including the power of visual images, collaging, and the brain science behind their own creative powers. 

Class participants delighted, surprised and sometimes even amazed themselves as they found effective ways to dive deeply into their own previously untapped psyches. Each session offered an opportunity to share individual experiences. A few bravely ventured into the vulnerable territory of life disappointments and fears that had unwittingly popped up in the process. This allowed other class members the opportunity to reflect on failure or disappointment as part of the compass which helps us find and aim for our true North.

Many took away not only a renewed tool box for their own writing or journaling, but visual representations in the form of collages, and a commitment to see their own lives as ART. 

A class for those willing to imagine the most impossible—possibilities! Let what is unconsciousness within you guide what is conscious within you. In quantum mechanics there is theory called the Uncertainty Principle; it means the more closely one pins something down, such as a measurement or goal, the less precise another measurement or goal becomes. Visioning is a tremendously powerful personal tool. When we know what we want, our chances of manifesting it are far greater. Knowledge is power. Join us, and discover what it is you may not know about what is possible in your life, and in our world.

Instructor: Bridget Birdsall is a multidisciplinary artist who overcame dyslexic challenges and made a mid-life decision to pursue her dream of writing. She received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. Her novel Ordinary Angels (2011) is based on her own life story. Her YA novel Double Exposure (2014) is the story about an intersexed teen athlete released by Sky Pony Press and was named by Publisher's Weekly as one of the best anti-bullying books published in 2014. Bridget lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Learn more at

Tuesdays, April 14, 21, and 28 from 6:30-8:00pm

This project was made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.