What does it mean to be authentic in our writing?
How does fear deter us from telling the truth?
Why do we censor ourselves?
During this four-hour writing retreat, we will explore embodied writing, go to places that scare us, and examine what we are not letting ourselves say. Using prompts that encourage a connection with the body, gestures, movement and mindful awareness, we will listen for the stories we are holding within. Sharing of our work is invited and always a choice.
Join facilitators Ahava Shira & Claire Sicherman for this inspiring afternoon of writing into the fall equinox.
Date: September 22, 2019
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Location: Salt Spring Island, BCEarly Bird $50 (until September 1st); Regular price $65
Treats & Tea will be provided.
Maximum 10 participants.
To register email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ahava Shira is the author of Weaving of My Being (1998), Love is Like This (2010) and co-author of Writing Alone Together: Journalling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection (Butterfly Press 2014). Ahava is currently writing a memoir. www.lovinginquiry.com
Claire Sicherman is the author of “Imprint: A Memoir of Trauma in the Third Generation” (Caitlin Press 2018). Claire examines how the body holds memories of traumatic experiences, and the importance of breaking the silence of family stories. www.clairesicherman.com
Claire and Ahava facilitate writing workshops and retreats on Salt Spring Island and in other communities in the Pacific Northwest, most recently in Bellingham at the Chuckanut Writers Conference. They are passionate about creating safe, supportive spaces where diverse voices are shared, witnessed and valued.