New Writing Response Group Forming

Last spring a few students requested that I lead a group dedicated to responding to each other’s writing. We’ve settled into a good rhythm of meeting twice a month. I see the benefit of committing to showing up and working with a group of people whose writing you begin to know (and look forward to reading!)

 

Instead of critique (= “to tear apart”), this group functions as a sounding board, offering reflection back to you as a writer. Participants are there to encourage one another, to create a listening space and learn about writing process from witnessing others as well working on their own writing.A new Writing Response Group will be forming as soon as we have a quorum. Fee is $15-$30 per session. Please let me know if you are interested.

 

The new group will meet twice a month for two hours each session. Possible times are Monday 11-1 or 1-3, or Wednesday mornings 10-noon, possibly an evening depending on participants‘ availability. We will start in April, once 5 people can commit, with a space for one more, a maximum of 6.

 

Writing into Wisdom: Exploring Feminine Archetypes

Become familiar with feminine archetypes and explore their influence on phases of your life. In a circle of women, listen to Goddess stories from a range of cultures and discover which Goddesses you relate to or resist. Delve into myth and memoir, journaling and creative writing, to deepen and express your sense of self. Please bring a journal of choice to write in for class.

 

Tuesdays 1pm–3pm Apr 18Jun 6 (8 sessions) $145.00

North Seattle Continuing Education

9600 College Way N Seattle WA 98103

Registration here

Currently in Progress:

Sourcing and Shaping Soul Stories

 

“We only store in memory images of value. To write about one’s life is to live it twice, and the second time is both spiritual and historical.” ~ Patricia Hampl

 

Explore and reflect upon how your inner life has unfolded and continues to develop. What constitutes your unique spiritual path? What sources inspire and console you? Identify turning points and epiphanies and write about wonder and reverence, longing and belonging, blessings and crisis, and more. Reclaim formative soul experiences and articulate your way onwards.

 

Contemplative writing and various forms of personal essay will be used. Examples of spiritual memoir will be shared alongside poetry on key themes.

 

Held at Pegasus and Sisters Writing Studio, Green Lake

Sliding Scale $150- $280