Writing together can: • Surprise us. Mend us. Renew us. • Allow expression of feelings in creative ways. • Guide our own journey.
Coming together, with folks I have never met, across great distance to cherish poems and write together is hope in action. It is my heartwork to facilitate a safe space to hear your inner voice and experience authentic connect with others. So wherever you live I would love to meet you. Click on the links below for more information.
On and On We Go
On and on we go
every second, a commitment
every breathe, a moment
every moment, a feeling
every feeling has a heartbeat
and the beat goes on and on
a soft beat to every step, to and froe
and step by step the moments go
a quest for answers never stops
until our eternal sun drops
By Ivor Steven
You can find more of Ivor's wonderful poems
here, on his blog.
I am grateful for Ivor’s permission to share his
poem from the writing circle. I continue to
meet amazing people across different time zones.
Writing together provides a mirror for us to process
life in a safe place.
Interested in joining a writing circle?
Join me this Sunday, click here to register
or Email met at firstname.lastname@example.orgLens-Artists Challenge #123 – Found in the Neighborhood - I like this photo challenge of finding joy close by. The photo above was taken recently on a walk in Portland, Oregon.
holds no power
willing to listen
Not actually separated
By Kelley Morris
You can find more of her poems here
I have never met Kelley in person but I feel connected to her. We were once strangers living in separate states, then she joined a writing circle. I listen to her words and I came to know her. Coming together, with women like Kelley, across physical distance to cherish poems and write together is generating hope. It is my heartwork to facilitate a safe space for you to hear your own voice and experience authentic connect with others through writing together. I have written with people from Europe, Canada and all over the U.S, and every time we are inspired by the circle.
Writing together provides a mirror for us to process life in a safe place where we have all agreed to listen with compassion. Thank you to all of you who have written with me in the last few months. I am so very grateful to share this journey with you. I have added this new date and time to open up the invitation to others in different time zones. Let’s connect across the boarders. Stay safe my friends.
“Poetry gives you permission to feel.” – James Autry
As the world shifts, I am looking for ways to give and create supportive community. With all the emotions swirling, we are faced with finding healthy ways to process them. Poetry provides powerful prompts for reflective writing and group inquiry provides a doorway into our own thinking.
My hope is that, by writing and reflecting together, we can learn from this unusual time, and face it with loving curiosity.
Tickets are available now for my new four session series. This small group will be limited to 6 participants to enable us to dive deeper into writing and sharing with each other.
Life is full of change. Whether dealing with an ending relationship, new career, or empty nest, shifting circumstances can be challenging when you face them alone. Join me in exploring the use of poetry, shared inquiry and writing for self-reflection within a safe, supportive community. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to …
Write & reflect using prompts and poetry about change
Share with others if you wish. There is no requirement to share.
Writing is all about connection. Letters arranged to reach out across miles or decades. Voices being heard. Acknowledgement of experiences. Fantasy. Dreams on paper that can fly. Feeling another’s mind like jumping into a clear mountain lake. This is why I love writing with others. It is about a shared authentic experience that anyone can participate in.
If you are in the Portland, Oregon area during the month of October come visit the Multnomah Arts Center Gallery where I will have some poems displayed in public for the first time as a guest of artists Erin Leichty and Martin Levin. I am also holding a FREE community event.
Connecting Through Shared Writing
You are invited to connect with others through shared writing. We will use poetry to listen, write and reflect together. Participants do not need to have any writing background just a willingness to listen and embrace a fun learning experience. You will leave inspired by the art and words as we gather in the gallery space at the Multnomah Arts Center on Sunday, October 15 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. FREE
ERIN LEICHTY & MARTIN LEVIN On Display October 6 – 24, 2017
Paintings & Metal Sculpture, Featuring Poetry by Ali Grimshaw
“Holding Space” & “Meditations on the Platonic Solids”