Date

Feb 13 2023

Time

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

WRITING INTO LIGHT: Metamorphosis from Darkness into Light

Monday February 6 – March 6 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM CT | via Zoom

Poet Albert Rios says:
We plant seeds in the ground / And dreams in the sky,
Hoping that, someday, the roots of one/ Will meet the upstretched limbs of the other. 

Join us to explore the dance of light and dark and the essential gifts of each. Images, poetry, and prose will jumpstart our writing as we journey through what has disheartened us to what fuels our dreams. Each session begins with a mindfulness practice. You do not have to be a writer―we are bringing our inner guidance into focus. We journey together to transform from darkness to wholeness, peace, and joy, and from wounded hearts to the holy work of healing. Our class culminates in a Keepsake book with selections of our writings.

Cost: $125 for the series

Facilitator: Wendy Brown-Baez Wendy has been facilitating writing workshops in community spaces for over 20 years, including libraries, schools, spiritual centers, healing centers, prisons, women’s retreats, and human service and arts organizations. Wendy has published prose and poetry in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Poets & Writer Magazine, Water~Stone Review, Tiferet, and Talking Writing. She is the author of a guidebook for writing instructors Heart on the Page: A Portable Writing Workshop and co-author of Writing to Wholeness: workshops to transform lives and communities, a facilitator’s Toolkit for writing with survivors of personal violence, due for fall publication. She completed a 9-month Healing Trauma Program taught by Jeffry Rutstein and hosted by Sounds True, and eight weeks of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction based on the work of Jonathan Kabat-Zinn.