October 2018 whats on

On line writing support – A new 2018 venture:

I am facilitating writing courses for folk afar. Wherever you are in the world you can be part of a ‘virtual’ group. Please contact me

Cape

1. Somerset West

Magic Carpet Writing Group R590 (5 sessions)

Last Wed evening of every month 18.30 – 21.30
Need to be part of a fun-loving supportive thinking/being group of aspirant writers?
…. we meet in an art studio. Writing exercises, conversation, energy, soup and wine. Beginners are welcome… make writing friends …. Next eves 31 Oct and 21 Nov

2. Crossroads Ikamva Labantwana

Launch of Creative Writing Book for young women
Sat 6 Oct SA Assn of Women Graduates Cape Town Branch

The aim of the writing wordshops was to empower young women through lifelong education for leadership, decision making and peace

3.Stanford

Zen Pen: A Writing, Being & Meditation Retreat
Sat 13 Oct 09.30-16.30 R580

Looking at your image in a clear stream, you answer the question by your very presence
In this retreat we explore the connection between writing and meditation. We journey in story. We write and meditate on the many changes and transformations we
experience as we travel along the river of our lives. 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.

This retreat offers a safe place to find
the words that tell your stories. 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 retreat will help you to find
your voice. We also focus on how to be
present in your writing and engage the reader as a creative partner.

Living a Larger Life: Storytelling Evening (Nasrudin, Oom Schalk, Rumi, the
Rabbi and You)

(Sat night 13 Oct ) Free to retreat participants …open to community @R80 with wine
Come and listen to Nasrudin the trickster, to Rumi the mystic, to the quirky Rabbis.
Come and raise your story IQ. All you need do is change the name and it’s about YOU,
this story’ (Horace)

Venue: home of Robyn Simmons 5 Lower Short Market St Stanford

3. Rondebosch

Zen Pen: A Writing, Being & Meditation Retreat

Sun 11 Nov 09.30-16.30 R480
Looking at your image in a clear stream, you answer the question by your very
presence
See 2 above for info about this retreat
bring a light vegetarian lunch to share

Venue: 84 Woodside Village, Norton Way, Rondebosch. Home of Grace Smith
(near Milner Rd ‘Ghost House’)

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4a. Buddhist Retreat Centre, Ixopo
bookings [email protected] 039 834 1863

Zen Pen: A Writing, Being & Meditation Retreat
Fri 19 –Sun 21 Oct

Looking at your image in a clear stream, you answer the question by your very
presence
In this workshop we explore the connection between writing and meditation. We write
and meditate on the many changes and transformations we experience as we
journey along the river of our lives. 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.

4b. Mirror. Lens and Window: the Art of Journaling
Sun 21 – Wed 24 Oct

Some record only what has happened to them; but others record how they
happened to the universe. (Henry David Thoreau)
The word ‘journal’ comes from Old French, ‘day’. So it is our daily encounter with
ourselves through the mirror, lens and window of words and silence. ‘Journal’ echoes
the word ‘journey’, as we travel through inner and outer landscapes. In this retreat
we write with the ear, eye and heart.

The Rough Writing Road

A 16 week self-directed Online Journaling Course

Writers all… I have created an online journal course with the help of an online ‘guru.’
Our guiding metaphor is the rough road we travel along on the writing path. I
prompt via stories, questions, quotations, poems, memories and suggestions. These
are drawn from many traditions and faiths. Helping you find your voice.

As you walk
you enter a great conversation with yourself

Oct 2018 whats on