|| write your heart ||
online writing circles
1 hour sessions that meet weekly for 6 weeks
Registration for Summer Session is open!
I’ve got a lot of words and stories in my heart. You too?
Join me in an intimate writing circle and write your heart stories.
I’ll hold space for you to settle in – sink in – shine on.
We’ll meet on the video platform Zoom, an intimate gathering of six individuals per group. I’ll offer inspiration and prompts to get you started – you’ll do short, timed sessions of writing – then we’ll share.
Instead of critique, there will be listening. Instead of suggestions, there will be honoring. Instead of performance, there will be sharing – vulnerability – truth.
(I know it might sound good and scary, but I promise we’ll work through the scary.)
Here are some questions you might have…
Do I need to be an experienced writer?
Nope. You just need to be yourself (you’re a shoo-in).
This class is for all writing levels, and is for anyone who likes to play with words.
What kind of writing will we do?
We’ll work mostly with freewriting which is writing whatever comes to mind (to heart) without worry for grammar or spelling or neatness or structure or “being good”. We’ll also play with various techniques (like this). Our writing will aim to dip into the subconscious and sidestep the inner critic. The writing is timed (10-15 minutes) which provides a gentle container to hold your words (your heart). We’ll do two or three bursts of writing per weekly gathering.
What do I need for class?
You need internet access and a computer/phone (with camera) so you can gather with the group via Zoom video platform.
You’ll also need paper and pen. I know lots of you like typing on the keyboard (I like that too, sometimes), but this work is especially powerful when your hand is holding pen and the meat of your hand is resting on paper. Thoughts (stories) flow differently when the movement is from head and heart through arm and hand to pen and paper. We’re accessing a different part of our brains. It’s pretty cool. It’s thrilling. It’s healing.
An open heart is helpful.
What if I need to miss a class?
While I’d hate for you to miss any of the weekly gatherings (and your fellow writers will miss you too) I understand that, well, life happens. Class sessions are not recorded as this work is sacred and in-the-moment. If you need to miss a class, just let me know when you can’t make it, and I’ll email you the prompts we work with that week.
Why write in this way, and why write in a small circle?
This kind of writing is powerful.
This kind of writing is healing, bringing forth a deep awareness that we all have but sometimes forget we have. We might think the writing is a hot mess, a jumble of words; we might think we’ve made no sense. But then, somewhere in those quickly-written lines is a sentence, a phrase, maybe a single word that leads you to whisper Yessss or Ooooh, that. These kernels can offer insight into experiences you’re working through personally, they can initiate questions for digging deeper, they can generate ideas for further writing.
This kind of writing is a container for creative expression, mindful exploration, inspired being.
This kind of writing can be reworked and edited for more polished writing later. Maybe it becomes a poem or a song; maybe a piece for your blog; maybe content for a book. Or maybe – and this is thrilling too – the writing is glorious and freely written, released onto the page, end of story. You’ll decide.
Writing in community calls for commitment – to yourself and to others. These writing circles are limited in size (6 participants per group) to support intimacy and conscious connection. The work we do fosters listening to ourselves while honing the ability to listen to others as well. Of course you can do this kind of writing on your own, but it’s really powerful to join with others.
This writing is good and honest work.
So let’s gather, and let’s begin.
Registration is open through June 3.
Summer Session 2020
• each session is 6 weeks
• fee for each session (6 gatherings/session): $156
• class size is limited to 6 participants
• if a payment plan is helpful, please contact me here
When registering, please pay close attention to the meeting times, listed in Eastern Standard Time. •• need a time zone converter? click here ••
Tuesays || June 12 – July 17 || 1-2pm EST
Wednesdays || June 10 – July 15 || 10-11am EST *2 spots left*
click here to register for the Wednesday writing circle
Thursdays || June 11 – July 16 || 6:30-7:30am EST *4 spots left*
click here to register for the Thursday writing circle
Interested in doing || write your heart || with a group of friends?
Use the Contact form and let’s talk about arranging a special group.
Interested in doing || write your heart || but can’t make any of the sessions listed?
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