Does writing call to you as a sacred expression?
A place to rest your heart on the page with your words?
Or perhaps it’s a place to come alive?
Whatever form of expression you like, it matters not. Bring it with you.
Or just show up and see what wants to reveal itself on the page.
Join us Tuesday mornings online for Write Where You Are (formerly Sunday Sacred) Writing Circles.
Welcome to our new Write Where You Are writing circles! You will have the same beautiful processes you relished on Sundays: intimacy, safety, fun, discovery, writing, reading, building community, and making new friends.
In these writing circles, you’ll enjoy a variety of writing exercises drawn from my ever-growing, overflowing creative writing toolbox.
Writing has the power to stop time, cut through the extraneous, and take us home to our heart. This absolutely fun experience will engage the writer within and may surprise you by eliciting prose, poetry, song lyrics, or simply stream of consciousness writing in “no apparent form.” You will learn the fundamentals of moving past the head and into the heart of writing.
When: Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:30 am Pacific Time (beginning January 26th, 2021)
Where: Online via Zoom (you’ll receive the link after registering here)
Cost: $99.00 US for 4 sessions. You can you use your 4 sessions over a period of 6 weeks. Please send your payment via my PayPal link: www.paypal.me/junieswadron
How: After you’ve made your payment, please register here for each individual session as it’s coming up.
Please get yourself on my email list (if you aren’t already) to get notifications for upcoming writing circles.
Note: Write Where You Are is also a book of mine, full of writing prompts to get you from one Tuesday to the next! You can purchase it here.
These writing circles via Zoom will be a time to join with others in sacred community — to show up where you are, as you are, and be held in the holiest, respectful way.
“It truly has been a sacred circle, to be able to go so deep within myself to places that often hurt, to clear the pain and move further into my healing and also to go deep within to revel in my blessings. Then to be witnessed and to witness the others. What a privilege!” —Rae Bilash
“Junie will be the most passionate and enthusiastic fan of your writing. She will hear and say back the words you have written; she will get the point you are writing. She will ask why, curious or sad, when you do not dare to drop into your deeper powerful voice. She will see your greatest self when it emerges and celebrate with great joy and appreciation every new word, every phase of the writing, with you.” —Susan Beach
“Junie, in my entire life I have known two people who are skilled in the art of listening in a way I truly feel heard, that what I have to say is of value, is important . . . that I matter. You are one of them.” —Deborah Hawkey
“Somewhere deep inside I knew I could write; I just didn’t know how to go about it. Thank you for the process you teach; thank you for the liberating safe space you provide and thank you because I can’t imagine not writing ever again.” —Tommy Bluestein
Does writing call to you as a sacred expression? Or perhaps it’s a place to come ALIVE? Whatever it means for you, you are welcome. This is not a critique group. Come and find out what wants to reveal itself on the page when you join a sacred circle of writers.
The process is about sharing from our hearts, it’s laughter, it’s friendship. It’s learning to stop judging our work, it’s sipping tea. It’s finding our voice and feeling safe to speak our words out loud. It’s about being authentic and kind. It’s about music and moving our bodies during the break. It’s about creativity and it’s about catharsis—allowing the writing to become our wise teacher. It’s poetry and it’s prose. It is short stories and drawings that we write from.
In short—it’s a love fest both on and off the page!
Many of us never had someone being a loving witness—fully paying attention to what we say and honouring who we are. The more we read out loud, the less we will be concerned about it being good, bad, right, wrong. We stop judging it.
This is not a critique group. Our souls flourish in a safe, non-judgmental environment. We grow strong in an atmosphere of kindness and respect, knowing we are being supported exactly as we are.
Many people arrive at my door for the first time wondering if they can write at all because they have been blocked for months or even years. Or they think they have no talent, or perhaps they are afraid of what might come out.
When these fledgling writers enter our sacred circle, everyone is welcomed, camaraderie is exchanged, no one is judged.
It is then that they stop judging themselves. We have fun. Confidence grows. Words start to dance onto the page in the form of poetry, prose, song lyrics, blogs, fictional characters, memoir, stand up, or whatever your current mode of expression happens to be.
“The sweet whisperings of your soul meet you on the page and something shifts. You strengthen. You begin to stand taller and one day you notice that your voice on the page has become your voice in the world.” —Junie Swadron