Redefining Ambition: Intention Setting for 2022

Redefining Ambition: Intention Setting for 2022

Live Workshop

January 15, 2022, 11AM-12:30PM PT/2-3:30PM EST
(5 scholarship are being offered; see below)

Price: $57

During this seminar, we will take a look at reflecting on 2021 and setting intentions for 2022…

By using the Reflect & Grow workbook (included with registration if you haven’t already purchased it) as well as what it means to set goals and intentions when living with limitations, such as chronic illness, disability, and caregiving responsibilities.

Have you reached the end of the year and wondered, what the f*ck was that, and what in the world did I do? Do you have hopes for 2022: a year in which you’ll be engaging further in your writing & your determination to fight for social justice?

I’ve created a 24-paged digital workbook (which you can certainly print out) in which you can reflect on 2021–the good, the bad, & the ugly—as well as how you’d like to move forward in 2022. It’s a gorgeous little tool in which you can dream, doodle, & hope.

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I wanted to express how much I enjoyed this workshop. Your approach and tone was surprisingly warm for a Zoom workshop—it’s such a hard thing to pull off when you don’t necessarily get the immediate feedback on how certain points are landing, and I felt like you pulled it off beautifully, making us feel like we were in the room with you… It feels empowering, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have taken this workshop. I have a feeling it’s going to have an immense impact on my writing process going forward.

Robin Yang

“The level of professionalism combined with sincerity immediately put me at ease. As someone just starting out, you don’t know what you don’t know and your workshop answered questions I didn’t know to ask. I also deeply appreciated the attention to accessibility for various learning styles and sensory needs. Having a live transcript in addition traditional audio/video made it easier to relax, absorb the material, and just enjoy the discussion.”

Jen M.

“Your discussion of creating scaffolding, of using notebooks to nurture and grow responses to images, these and more, but most of all your gracious, inclusive presence have made a palpable difference to me. I feel a renewed and new sense of purpose and agency in relation to my writing process.”

Joan F.

“Esmé is exceedingly knowledgeable and her teaching style is the perfect blend of calmly explaining every step of the writing process so you won’t be left confused and answering additional questions. She also puts much thought into every answer instead of giving a quick reply – I felt seen, taken care of and special, even though it was a group workshop.”

Navina B.

About Esmé Weijun Wang

Esmé Weijun Wang with a blue pixie cut, wearing a floral dress, wire-rim glasses and red lipstickEsmé Weijun Wang is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Collected Schizophrenias: Essays and The Border of Paradise: A Novel. She received the Whiting Award in 2018 and was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists of 2017; she has also received fellowships to Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. She has written about a number of painful topics in creative nonfiction, such as involuntary hospitalization, sexual assault, and illness.