Creative Wordshops Whats on July 2021
Wherever you are in the world… join a ‘virtual’ group or enjoy one-onone
mentoring…talk to me about choices. I create a space that is safe, supportive and encouraging
- Running round the Writer’s Block: 2 Zoom sessions
Sun 27 June and Sun 11 July SA Time 15.00-18.00 R320 each (R600 for both)
“It’s easy to write. You just shouldn’t have standards that inhibit you from writing” (William
Stafford) We relax we give ourselves permission to write out of our poverty. Tomorrow might bring riches. Join the sessions to find ways of jumping off the bridge into the river flow.
- Sedegefield 30 July – 1 Aug 2021
Zen Pen: A Writing, Being & Meditation Retreat
Cost: between R780 – R680 pp. You decide (50% deposit secures)
We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us to see their own images, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life because of our silence. (Yeats)
Zen (Chinese chán ‘quietude’) invites us to be present, to live and write simply. Pen (Latin penna ‘feather’) refers to both practicing the art of writing and to the implement we use. It also invites us to play in a safe place – as in playpen.
We explore the connection between writing and meditation. Both these states of grace slow us down so we can live in the moment. They increase our awareness and wake us up. We consider how creativity steadies the boat and how writing helps us dip the oars into dark water so we may navigate the river safely. Beginners are welcome. I encourage beginners’ mind.