Are you writing on the WILD SIDE?

Ever feel like your writing has fallen into a rut—or never really took off? How about stepping over to the wild side to jump-start your imagination and explore the uncensored regions of your mind—to write deep, raw, startling, zany, eccentric . . . powerful?

That's what writers will do in Tom’s fall workshop, Writing on the Wild Side!—Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the Volcano Art Center. The workshop takes place at VAC’s beautiful Niaulani Campus, just a stone’s throw from the erupting summit of Kilauea volcano. Where better to explore our deeper subterranean minds?

Here are the details:

Writing on the Wild Side! Saturday, October 8, 2016  9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village

Tap the power of intuition to explore your creative mind and discover your unique voice in Tom’s latest writing workshop. Learn to silence your inner critic and unleash your expressive potential in this fun, fast-paced, and provocative day of pen-driven exploration. No writing experience necessary. $75 ($65 for VAC members).

For more information, visit or contact VAC’s Program Coordinator, Cheryl Wilson, at (808) 967-7565 or


Tom has taught his highly acclaimed workshops since 1991, at Volcano Art Center, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, and other venues on Hawaiʻi, Maui, and Lanaʻi, as well as in Canada.

In all of his workshops, Tom introduces simple but powerful techniques to overcome barriers that cause writer’s block, self-censorship, and a lack of depth in the work. In Writing on the Wild Side! he uses fun and provocative exercises to tap the writer’s creative right brain and move into deeper levels of expression.


Volcano Art Center (VAC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1974 to develop, promote, and perpetuate the artistic, cultural and environmental heritage of Hawaii's people through arts and education.