New Year’s resolution: start writing on the WILD SIDE!

What are your plans for the New Year? How about kicking it off with some wild writing—something raw, deep, startling, zany, eccentric . . . powerful? You can jump-start that process in Tom’s latest writing workshop—Writing on the Wild Side!—Saturday, January 23, 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. What better place to explore our deeper subterranean minds?


Here are the details:

Writing on the Wild Side!  - Saturday, January 23, 2016  9:30 a.m. – 3:30 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 To read a news brief about the workshop in the Hawaiʻi Tribune-Herald visit


Tom has taught his highly acclaimed series of writings 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.


The 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.