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Getting and Having at the Getty

Alchemy - The Getty Center

Alchemy - The Getty Center

This two-hour GUIDED WRITING TOUR takes place during the special summer twilight hours at the Getty Center. 

Acquisition happens. All life-long, we continually acquire experience and history. How do we choose what to keep? And what we can use?

Through writing, we can make good use of everything. We have the power to transform emotion and recollection into shared experience, infused with our unique point of view. 

Simply transforming the blank page with written words is a kind of magical alchemy. I'll guide you toward freeing up your process, and where to take it from there. 


We’ll meet at the Getty Center, where we’ll surround ourselves with rare, ancient, and carefully curated examples of getting and having, and I’ll guide you through 1-2 timed, experiential writing prompts evoked by current exhibits. 

I’ll show you how to recognize the metaphors in your memories, and use your point of view as a tool to write what you’ve always wanted to write. Afterwards, we’ll meet at the Cafe for refreshments, reading and supportive feedback.

This tour is designed to ignite your imagination and inspire significant inner shifts in how you view yourself and your writing now. You’ll leave with pages filled and new ideas taking shape.

Parking after 3:00PM is $10.00, payable to the Getty. Admission is FREE. 


An Emmy-nominated screenwriter, award-winning fiction and memoir writer, Karen is devoted to finding innovative ways to collaborate with writers, artists, travelers and teachers to discover the miraculous in the mundane and uncover inner truths that dwell at the depth of laughter and tears. 

COST  - $45.

2-hour guided writing experience (including notebook and pen!)

Email for more information.

Tours are limited to small groups and fill quickly. BOOK NOW!

Earlier Event: July 22
Later Event: September 10