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Cultivate a Creative Curiosity with Gregory DeCandia

Gregory DeCandia
WINSTON-SALEM, NC—As writers, we likely find our inspiration in different places, but all of us must nurture that creative spark that keeps us curious about the world. Sometimes, that creative spark needs a jumpstart.

Even if we usually find inspiration somewhere other than art, listening to music, absorbing images, and checking in with our own bodies to notice how we move through a space can serve as cross-training exercises for our creativity, which will give us more flexibility and depth as writers.

On Wednesday, June 23, at 7:00 pm ESTGregory DeCandia will lead the online class “Creative Curiosity.”

Registration is closed.

Multimedia Artist Gregory DeCandia will guide a 90-minute class that curiously questions the crossroads of creativity through mindfulness, movement, and reflection. Writers will be immersed in multiple artistic mediums to explore the essences of inspiration, access the subconscious, and utilizes the power of reduction.

The cost for the class is $35 for NCWN members, $45 for non-members. Space is limited.

Gregory DeCandia has engaged the industry as an educator, performer, director, podcaster, and cultivator of new works in five different states and abroad. He is the Founder and current Executive Director of Ignition Arts. For the last four years he was the Head of the BA Theatre and Performance devising program at Oklahoma City University. Most recently Gregory was on stage as James Reston Jr in Frost/Nixon at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma. Last May marked his digital directorial debut with elevated, a devised film adaptation of the poetry graphic novel elevated thoughts: 100 shadormas from 9,000 ft. from Literati Press. His new play Animals received a reading at the National Winter Playwrights Retreat 2019 and a 2020 workshop with Ignition Arts. Gregory also tours his solo docudrama Silhouettes Of Service and has created four podcasts: Thank You 10, Fair Play, Devising, and The Brennan Book Blog Podcast. He is a proud graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (MFA) and Emerson College (BFA) and member of Actors’ Equity Association and the National Alliance of Acting Teachers.

“Creative Curiosity” is the final installment of North Carolina Writers’ Network’s 2020-2021 series of online classes. The 2021-2022 lineup will be announced this summer.

“The Network has offered online programming since 2016,” said NCWN communications director Charles Fiore. “We’re proud to already have the educational framework in place that allows us to continue to serve the writers of North Carolina, and beyond, during this time of social distancing.”

The online class “Creative Curiosity” is available to anyone with an internet connection, or who even owns just a telephone. Instructions for accessing the online class on Wednesday, June 23, will be sent to registrants no less than twenty-four hours prior to the start of class. The class will be archived and made available to registrants for repeated viewings.

The nonprofit North Carolina Writers’ Network is the state’s oldest and largest literary arts services organization devoted to writers at all stages of development. For additional information, visit