Creative Wordshops March 2019

Creative Wordshops March 2019
What’s on … Storyshops/ Writeshops/ Conversations
If you want these in your area ask ask ask..
On line writing support –
I facilitate writing courses for folk afar. Wherever you are in the world you can be
part of a ‘virtual’ group.

STOP PRESS: Temenos retreat McGregor
1-4 March Mindful writing (Zen Pen) see 4 below
Cape

  1. Somerset West
    Magic Carpet Writing Group R690 (6 sessions)
    Next meeting Wed 27 Feb 18.30 – 21.30
    Need to be part of a fun-loving supporting

…. we meet in an art studio. Writing exercises,
conversation, energy, soup and wine. Beginners are
welcome… make writing friends ….

  1. Pringle Bay
    Writing Yourself Alive A Creative Wordshop
    Sun 10 March 09.30 – 16.15 R450
    I know that there is room in me
    for a second huge and timeless life (Rilke)
    We can all learn to write and tell our stories. And breathe life into them. This wordshop
    offers a safe place to explore your innate creativity and imagination and find the
    words to tell these stories (in your chosen language)… Writing involves a conversation
    with yourself and with others. An exchange of energies. A skill drawn from attention,
    presence and openness – an organic process rather than a talent.

Whether you see yourself as a beginner or someone who has befriended words, this
wordshop will help you to find your voice. – and will link to other ways in which you
can enjoy your creativity. We also focus on how to be present in your writing and
engage the reader as a creative partner. Enrich your life. And source your bliss.
You will discover/rediscover how to:
 align yourself with the one inside who knows how to write
 start and sustain that conversation
 play, experiment and create a first draft
 breathe life into the words and let words breathe life into you
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Venue: 345 Hangklip Rd Pringle Bay (Annemarie’s home 082 900 9106)

  1. Pringle Bay
    Poetry Moments Monthly bring and share your own or poems you live and
    love … a freebie….. next eve on Mon 11 March 19.00 – 21.30
    Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
    A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse – and Thou
    Beside me singing in the Wilderness –
    And Wilderness is Paradise enow. ( Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)
  2. McGregor Temenos
    Mind the Gap: A Mindful Writing, Being & Meditation Retreat
    Fri 1 March 17.00 – Mon 4 March 10.00
    Booking and payment through Temenos http://www.temenos.org.za 023 625 1193
    Between living and dreaming there is a third thing. Guess it.

(Antonio Machado)
Writing is about a conversation with yourself and with others. An exchange of
energies. It is a skill drawn from attention, presence and openness – an organic
process rather than a talent. On this retreat we follow Wordsworth’s advice ‘Fill your
paper with the breathings of your heart’ As we move between words and silence
we become mindful of the gap that the poet Machado talks about. We wander
and wonder for a weekend the spaces in-between. When we write and meditate
we attend to the moment in a zen-pen way. This moment open us up to time and
space beyond tick-tock clock time.

Dorian is the purest storyteller I have encountered.
Archetypes cling to his coat tails and hide in his bookbag hoping for a mention in his next work. Every creative
writer should work with Dorian. Like Pilates for creative
spirits, he re-awakens the story loving child within.
(Tess Fairweather)