January 7 - March 17, 2020 (no session on 1/22/20)
Location: At Sarah's house near SE Belmont and 20th
This writing group is a time to come together and write our stories, sparked by compelling prompts, in the warm, rich environment of a circle of women. Based on the Amherst Writer's and Artist's Method.
This is a place to explore and discover one's self and one's creative flow. To find your voice and claim your stories. "Writing rearranges the furniture of your mind," as Roger Housden says. "To do writing practice means to deal ultimately with your whole life," writes Natalie Goldberg in her book, Writing Down the Bones. "Penetrate your life and become sane."
By offering a safe environment, this workshop supports participants to find and express their authentic voice, access their creative power and build community with other women.
This writing group is based on the following 5 essential affirmations from Writing Alone and With Others, by Pat Schneider:
1. Everyone has a strong, unique voice.
2. Everyone is born with creative genius.
3. Writing as an art form belongs to all people, regardless of economic class or educational level.
4. The teaching of craft can be done without damage to a writer's original voice or self-esteem.
5. A writer is someone who writes.
All are welcome. No experience necessary.
To register, click the button with the day you want to attend
2020 Vision Retreat, January 18-25, 2020
Launch the next decade with your 2020 vision – a clear intention about who you are and what matters most to you.
Join us for a week of clarity, creativity and connection at nature’s edge, on the Osa peninsula in Costa Rica. In this uniquely vibrant place, we will blend the practices of yoga, free writing, play and communion with nature to create your personal Life Brief, a living document that captures what matters most to YOU. This is an invaluable tool for making decisions and taking action in your relationships, your work and for yourself.
Your discoveries will be captured into language that you will take home with you in the form of The Life Brief – along with a clear set of actions, and a fire in your belly. This is your north star, your deepest wisdom, and the starting place for all that you create for yourself and the world over the next 10 years.
With the 2020 Vision Retreat, you will enter the decade and begin your next chapter with courage, clarity and creativity.
Who: An intimate gathering of 20 people from across the globe
When: January 18-25, 2020
Where: Luna Lodge, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica