Writing Circles

You’re invited to join the Writing Circle, an intimate group of women who come together to put words on the page.

 

In the Circle we show up, not necessarily as writers but as people who feel more connected to ourselves and to what’s important to us when we write.

In the Writing Circle, we use a technique called Wild Writing that I have been trained in with Laurie Wagner.

In this practice we write continuously, pen never leaving the page, because it helps to keep the critic at bay, and slows down the perfectionist in us that is always striving.

In fact, in the Circle, we’re encouraged to write as poorly as possible so we can just be ourselves on the page.

In the Circle we’re asked to write the words just as we hear them, to let go, to be comfortable with the uncomfortable.

In the Circle we’re reminded that we don’t need to be fancy or smart or anything other than ourselves to belong.

In the Writing Circle we read our stories aloud and listen to others read.   We don’t critique or give feedback but instead we witness by listening deeply.

If this sounds interesting to you, schedule a time for us to talk.

This is for you if:

  • you want to write but don’t make the time or space to do it,
  • you’re ready for a deeper connection to yourself,
  • you seek a grounding practice and suspect your true voice has more to say and are interested in hearing it!

Not for you if:

  • you seek instruction and feedback on your writing,
  • you don’t want to read your writing aloud or listen to others read sometimes raw and personal material.

To learn more, schedule a time for us to talk about what it’s all about and if it’s what you’re looking for.

Fall Circle Schedule

Session 1:  August 26 – October 14, 10 to 11:30am PT.  Full
Session 2:  September 9 – September 30, 12 to 1:30pm PT.  Full
Session 3:  Four Fridays October 1, 15, 22, & 29, 10 to 11:30am PT.  Register.
Session 4:  Thursdays October 21 – December 16, 10 to 11:30am PT
Session 5:  Tuesdays October 19 – December 14, 11:30am to 1:00pm PT. Register.
Classes are held on Zoom
(I never want cost to be a barrier.  If this is the case for you email me.)

The Circle supported me during a time I needed clarity. It helped me throw down words that somehow helped me see more clear in what I’ve been feeling, why I’ve been feeling that way, and that it’s OK to feel that way. Also, that other people felt the same way I do. It was so nice to know that I’m not alone.

I would definitely recommend the writing circle. I was nervous at first to read out loud what I wrote, but when we started reading everyone was so kind. No judgement, no comment, just waves and smiles. It felt good to express my heart and have strangers acknowledge it as valuable.

Since I started the class I find myself journaling in a deeper way. I’m still not consistent in my journaling, but when I do, I feel like I just write without boundaries and it feels good.

I really love the format. I love having poems read and really listening to each line. I’m not sure it would be as valuable for me if I had to read them then write. Having Lisa read them made them come alive in a way they wouldn’t if I read them myself. Now I know why kids love it when parents read to them 😉

Suzie Puetz 
Suzie Puetz

I have a growing care and affection for those in my small group. I know it’s from seeing their realness out on the table instead of the usual “put on your best outfit and make small talk” encounter. These times of sharing are transformative leaving behind the transactional exchanges of everyday life.

 

I enjoy waiting and not knowing or having any idea for that matter what thoughts will come out of me! It’s always a bit of a surprise which shows me it’s something in there that wants to be out, heard, or acknowledged. Then later I can look at it and ponder it further if I choose.

 

I believe the format and smallness of the group is perfect. No critique or judgement … eventually you look forward to hear what each person is saying because you care deeply about them and their thoughts even though when the course started, I didn’t even know them!