The SaC Creative Writing Masterclass

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About this Event

Creative writing is the best channel to stimulate, hone and enhance dormant intrinsic skills towards self-determination, positive choices and self-empowerment. Guided by international trained artists, the creative masterclasses are led in stimulating indoor or outdoor environments, and focus on writing and performance techniques and approaches in a pleasant and interactive manner. The participants will learn how to find or develop their own voice and enable thought-provoking pieces of writing. They will finally have a chance to perform their own pieces to one of our live or online events alongside established performers, such as published poets and acclaimed storytellers.

Masterclass Content

1 Building associations
2 Creating internal logics and codes
3 Disrupting logics and codes
4 Practical exercises

This Masterclass is for

– Writers who want to tell their stories from fresh ad challenging perspectives
– Aspiring writers who want to learn the intricacies of this activity
– Writers looking to build confidence in their own voice
– Art enthusiasts and aficionados

Tutor Profile (Seasons 1 to 3)

Crista Siglin moved to Berlin in 2017 after having grown up in the Midwestern United States. She was awarded a BFA in Painting and Creative Writing from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2015. Her work varies in medium — oscillating between painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, assemblage, and poetry. She explores the body and the mind’s relationship to environment, trauma, time, and phantasmagoria. She enjoys chasing ghosts, and making her way slowly but surely through the Criterion Collection with her cat, Apollo.
Her poetry has been published in Sprung Formal, KCAI’s Compendium, Not Sorry Zine, Retrograde Craft, Likewise Magazine, A Spartan Anthology and Desolate Country: We the Poets, United, Against Trump, Bridge, Domicilium, Kawsmouth, and Bear Review. Siglin released her first book of poetry, Fleeting, Sacred with Spartan Press in 2015. Crista is currently a poetry editor for SAND Journal Berlin, and runs Poetry As__A Workshop. Her second book of poetry, Unpleasable Nature, was released in July of 2020 by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press.

Masterclass Details

• S. 1, Ep. 1, May Issue: Sat. 29th Mai 2021: (Poetic) Metaphorical Entanglements
• S. 1, Ep. 2, July Issue: Sat. 31st July 2021: Analogical Thinking (Within the Poem)
• S. 1, Ep. 3, Sept. Issue: Sat. 25th Sept. 2021: Taking Your Poem for a Walk
• S, 1, Ep. 4, Nov. Issue: Sat. 27th Nov. 2021: Lists, Lists, Lists (and Finding a Poem in Them)
• Time: 1 pm-2:30 pm (CEST; UTC+2h)
• Platform: Zoom (upon invitation)
This masterclass is available globally. If you are joining from outside Germany, you can use this time zone converter ( to check your local live streaming time.

Tickets and costs

The first Masterclass is free of charge as a courtesy of SaC.
Please contribute with donations to support the tutor via paypal at:
The following courses will be subject to minimum fees/tickets.
No use of racist, homophobic, xenophobic, discriminatory or derogatory language or behaviour will be tolerated throughout the masterclasses.
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(Coming up next)
Season 2 2022:
• S. 2, Ep. 1, Jan. Issue: Sat. 29th Jan 2022: Poetic Stillness
• S. 2, Ep. 2, March Issue: Sat. 26th March 2022: Ambience in Poetry
• S. 2, Ep. 3, May Issue: Sat. 28th May 2022: Dream Poems
• S. 2, Ep. 4, July Issue: Sat. 30th July 2022: Poetry Flirting with Prose
• S. 2, Ep. 5, Sept. Issue: Sat. 24th Sept. 2022: Grief and the Poem
• S. 2, Ep. 6, Nov. Issue: Sat. 26th Nov. 2022: Defiant Poems

Season 3 2023:
• S. 3, Ep. 1, Jan. Issue: Sat. 28th Jan 2023: Ekphrastic Poetry
• S. 3, Ep. 2, March Issue: Sat. 25th March 2023: Archetype in the Poem
• S. 3, Ep. 3, May Issue: Sat. 27th May 2023: Navigating Ambiguity in a Poem
• S. 3, Ep. 4, July Issue: Sat. 25th July 2023: Recording Poems
• S. 3, Ep. 5, Sept. Issue: Sat. 30th Sept. 2023: Building Themes in Your Poems
• S. 3, Ep. 6, Nov. Issue: Sat. 25th Nov. 2023: The Poetry Film

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