Online Writing Circles


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“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
• Allow expression of feelings in creative ways
• Guide our own journey

Click on the links below for more information and registration. 

Renewal Through Poetry: Writing Circle Sundays

January 17 at 4:00 pm PST register here – Eventbrite.

January 31 at 11:00 am PST register here – Eventbrite.

New 5 – Week Series starting Monday, January 11, 2021

Curious about joining a series? Email me at

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
“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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