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Reflecting on the Year with Love

Reflecting on the Year with Love

It’s a special time of year: twinkling lights, harmonies of holiday music and the cultural delicacies we have waited for all year-long. A unique time to pause and be grateful for just this breath, this moment’s presence, the gift of this life with its...

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Enjoying the Beauty in the Pieces of Her Story

Enjoying the Beauty in the Pieces of Her Story

The third annual Pieces of Her Story art show has come and gone. In the days since we have taken down the exhibit, I have been feeling so grateful, so gloriously (and tiredly) alive and so grandly in love with the fires of creation and expression. I have been sweetly...

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Home Words – Writing in Community

Home Words – Writing in Community

The performance of a new story or role can transform a person’s life, but only if the story is performed for the correct audience… a person arrives at a sense of authenticity in life through the performance of his or her stories to an appreciative audience, with a...

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Strong on the Inside —Writing Alone Together at School

Strong on the Inside —Writing Alone Together at School

Welcome to Strong On the Inside, a project funded by the BC Arts Council through the ArtStarts in Schools program, SD 64, and Opus Art Supplies, Victoria. Aertist-facilitators Ahava Shira and Sam Barlow meet with a group of students weekly at the high school. During...

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Discovering your Inner Creative Child

Discovering your Inner Creative Child

She is young and very ancient. She lives on the border between naiveté and wonder. She craves blessings, being, becomings. She is internal, eternal. She lets her curiosity flow. Her non-judgement is a vista of peace. She listens to the knowing within her unknowing....

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Meet the Writers of the Square Table

Meet the Writers of the Square Table

The Salt Spring Public Library is pleased to present an art show created by the Writers of the Square Table. This intergenerational group has been meeting weekly to express, listen and share their diverse literary and visual explorations. Through their connections,...

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Talking About Literacy For Our Times

Talking About Literacy For Our Times

On Thursday, June 11 from 1-3pm, I return to UBC to give a workshop for professors and students of the Faculty of Language & Literacy on Writing Alone Together.  In a world that is becoming increasingly virtual, how do we help ourselves and our students connect...

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The Power of Writing Alone Together

The Power of Writing Alone Together

Discover the transformational healing power of writing in a group. Experience writing as a catalyst for meaningful conversation,storytelling, mindfulness, personal growth, creative self-expression and mutual support. Through Writing Alone Together, you will find a...

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The Remedy of Contemplation

The Remedy of Contemplation

  Whatever takes us to our edge, to our outer limits, leads us to the heart of life’s mystery, and there we find faith. Sharon Salzberg I want to say I have never felt this much pain before this past year, but I would be lying. I have felt pain before. Physical...

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