Creating a Writing Life July 2017
Greetings Friends. Happy July! This week I had an opportunity to attend an expressive arts workshop presented by
journalist and expressive arts educator, Amy Barry at a library in the quaint seaside village of Stony. Creek. I love to attend programs like this for my own self nurture but also to observe the
diverse way that facilitators do their thing. I'm always looking to learn. Amy is a friend and I had not yet had a chance to attend one of her programs. I'm so glad I did.
For two hours she led a group of 15 women through various visual art and writing exercises that resulted in a lot of introspection, drawing, writing, sharing and great fellowship. These kinds of programs are offered in all our communities but we don't often make time for them. I had so many other things I "should" have been doing. I'm glad I ignored that and did the thing I felt called to do... nurture myself for two hours on a sunny Saturday morning. Here is a poem I wrote in response to one of the exercises about using metaphor to describe ourselves.
Read on for the July issue of Creating A Writing Life Newsletter… http://mailchi.mp/37b0195ab2ac/creating-a-writing-life-newsletter-july-1532981
Be well and keep creating,
(And aren't we all emerging and in process?)
Saturday, July 22, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
At Mercy by the Sea, Madison, CT
All-inclusive: Continental Breakfast & Lunch
Featuring Poet and Publisher
Registration: $155 (special rate for the last few openings $130)
To register just email me at
Visit retreat page for more information and to view video of our June retreat.
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