Updating Reality!

Writing Beyond Reality has moved upward and westward!!!!

With the close of the first place to WBR in Mykolaiv, the program has expanded and moved to different areas in Ukraine.

If you live near Rivne or Lutsk, you’re more than invited to participate!

Lutsk: The program is held at Lesya Ukrainka University….check back for more details and times!…or email Melissa: yippietang@gmail.com

3 march 2012
24 march 2012
28 april 2012

Rivne: This program is only available to teachers and focuses on developing creative writing in the classroom. …check back for more details and times… or email Andrew: acartwright77@hotmail.com

Mykolaiv:Still living in Mykolaiv??? Currently, Wednesdays offer a Creative Club near Room 11-212 at Petro Mohyla Black Sea University. Also stay tuned for a new event called Weekend Coffee Writing. you can check out updates here , or email iea: iea.yessam@gmail.com

What you’ll find on this blog:

Each week under the tab, Weekly Writing, you’ll find a new writing exercise. Post your exercise in the comments below, and you might just see your writing on the home page! At the end of the week, we will move the examples and exercises to another page, and you’ll find a new exercise!

Want more than just one exercise a week??? We have a plethora of exercises inside the tab, Writing Exercises! to inspire writing in you

If you’re just tuning into this program, here’s the story:

Writing Beyond Reality began as a collaborative movement within Ukraine to build outlets for creative thinking. The inventors extraordinaire wanted to introduce a new perspective to (the controversial and occasionally viewed as arbitrary) creative writing skills. The result of desire became Writing Beyond Reality, which is a 4-part workshop series for teachers and students. Through the program, participants and facilitators build their own writing-esteem, while simultaneously establishing a community of writers with intent. Succinctly, Writing Beyond Reality is about writing to publish to make reality out of words.

Publishing, the Anthology and the Club

The final seminar to the first Writing Beyond Reality Series is approaching!

The Date: 9-11 December

Beginning on the 9th from 1pm – 5pm

The topic: A publishing, hands-on, workshop. (Check out our new tab on Publishing!)

interested in participating? email: iea.yessam@gmail.com

We’re building our Anthology!

During the December seminar, we will make a book with a collection of our writing

Interested? Please submit between 2-5 works of your writing by 28 November 2011. To submit, send your works to iea.yessam@gmail.com

Also, you are hereby challenged to create your own personal writing project, using the five publishing mediums we are focusing on. (Book Arts, Sound Design, Zines, Performance, Online forms).

Every Wednesday, we have a creative writing club!

We meet in Room 11-212 to write, explore ideas and create an environment of writers. Anyone is welcome to join.

writing projects and seminars!

On October 8 & 9, we had our first seminar in the Writing Beyond Reality Program. (Upcoming dates to the program: 4 & 5 November, 9-11 December.)

If you missed that seminar and would like to join, email iea at iea.yessam@gmail.com

For the November 4th and 5th Seminar, all participants are expected to bring 2 pieces of writing ready to be presented and to complete at least 1 writing exercise found here.

A short description of the program: Writing Beyond Reality is a creative writing program  available for students from the 8th  – 11th form, university students and English Language Teachers. Through the three seminars, the program will equip students with all skills related to creative writing, including publishing. Participants will write to be published in the program’s book anthology and will work on their own writing project, which will be finished by the end of the December seminar. Participants are expected to attend all three seminars. The cost of the program is 20 UAH per seminar, a total of 60 Griven. Each seminar is designed with a different theme related to creative writing. In between seminars, participants will have small writing projects. Participants must pay for their own food and housing. Housing at a hostel is available upon request. The estimated cost for the hostel is 90 UAH






Networking, Collaboration, Creation, Production

Ready to explore and play with words, ideas and styles?

Writing Beyond Reality Seminar Series will cover different ideas, styles and possibilities of writing.

Interested in exploring these ideas with your peers, other Ukrainians, Peace Corps Volunteers, and the world?

All set to freshen up your English and sweeten your skills?

Sign up for these seminars, write a world, develop your own ideas and publish them.


The Seminars are open to Ukrainian Teachers, students in the 9th-11th forms and university students.

DATES: (each seminar builds on the last. Participants are expected to attend all 3 seminars)


COST: 60 UAH (Cost covers all materials for all 3 seminars)

Limited spaces are available!

For more information or to sign up:

Email: iea.yessam@gmail.com