“Poetry gives you permission to feel.” – James Autry
As the world shifts, I am continuing to lead small, online communities. With emotions swirling, we are faced with finding healthy ways to process them. Poetry provides powerful prompts for reflective writing and group inquiry offers a doorway into our own thinking. By writing and reflecting together, we can learn from this unusual time, and face it with loving curiosity.
Writing together can:
• Surprise us, Mend us, Renew us
• Strengthen inner voice
• Guide our own journey
Click on the links below for more information and registration.
Renewal Through Poetry: Introductory Writing Circles on Sundays
February 21, 11:00 am PST register here – Eventbrite
March 7, 4:00 PM PST register here – Eventbrite
New 5-Week Series starting Monday, February 22, 2021 at 4:30 pm PST
The Listening Inward series is about using poetry to find meaning in own lives, rather than understanding exactly what the author may have intended.
It is opening ourselves up to let our voice arrive on the page.
It is being curious about our own thinking and the thinking of others.
It is letting go and practicing saying “No, thank you. Not now.” to your critical voice.
It is about authentic connection with yourself and others.
It is about being instead of trying to be something.
Curious about joining a series? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Past participants have shared this about my writing circles.
“Thank you for your loving energy, leading us to a place within ourselves that we either didn’t know was there or had been untapped for sometime. Your deep listening is a gift, and I feel held in it.” – Carrie
“Thank you for hosting these delightful writing circle events. The overall experience for me has been enthralling and poetically invaluable, to be able to engage with other writers’ words and thoughts. – Ivor
“The Poetry Over Panic Writing Circle came at the perfect time during self isolation from the pandemic. The opportunity to listen, write and share with Ali’s encouraging guidance was a gift. Each session brought new poems to savor, reflect and write about in this intimate community designed by Ali’s generous heart and skillful mastery.” – Chere
“Thank you for being such a courageous, fierce and compassionate curator of the writing space.” – Louise
“I loved it all. Meeting new people and seeing the similarities between us. This also opened me up to a broader feeling of gratitude.” – Mary
“Thank you for your wonderful session yesterday. I came away feeling inspired and uplifted.” – Karen
“I loved your focus on being intentional, hearing the voices of other women and your positive energy. You are a light and an inspiration.” – Diane
Ali Grimshaw contributes to the world as an educator, life coach, facilitator and a poet. She is passionate about empowering others through shared writing experiences, facilitating group inquiry and building supportive communities that celebrate growth. She has over 21 years of educational experience including; classroom teacher, Instructional Specialist and Literacy Coach with a MS in Education.
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