a one-day circle of writing, connection and renewal with Mary Ann Moore
Saturday, April 8, 2016, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Nanaimo
In a writing circle with the theme of “Living the Questions,” participants will have an opportunity for replenishment, an honouring of their voice, and a chance to write what has meaning for them. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned writer, we’ll take our time with the questions we carry and have a look at inspiration from other writers and poets like Rumi, Rainer Maria Rilke, Mary Oliver, Alison Pick, and David Whyte. A labyrinth walk will offer calm and rebalance with an opportunity to enter with a question and return with an answer. Or as Rainer Maria Rilke advised: “perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
The photo is of a pilgrimage and “What is a pilgrimage?” Thomas Merton asked. He answered: “A return to a place where there will be an encounter and a renewal of life.”
The fee for the one-day circle (including lunch and snacks at Bethlehem Centre in Nanaimo), is $125.
Please call Bethlehem Centre in Nanaimo at 250-754-3254
If you’re from out of town, consider staying overnight at Bethlehem Centre.
Shepherd Hall at Bethlehem Centre
2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo
If you haven’t been to a circle with Mary Ann before and you’d like to connect in person in advance, please contact Mary Ann Moore at 250-729-2630 or email@example.com.
the intent of the writing circle :
- To provide a safe place for people to tell their stories.
- To find the still centre of ourselves and of the circle.
- To write what has heart and meaning for us.
- To realize our role as leaders in a circle of leaders.
- To remember the divine feminine and embrace our female and male teachers.
- To becoming a community of peers slowing down to a natural rhythm.
what a former circle member has to say:
I felt comfortable and honoured to be in a diverse circle of Remembering Our Earth Mother and Remembering Our Selves. The enthusiasm and spiritual energy were superb. I was glad to be in the circle where we drew encouragement, support and healing energy from each other.Germaine Chrupalo, O.S.B.
Mary Ann Moore
As a poet, writer and circle leader, I bring many years of experience, passion and playfulness to writing and exploring in community. I find great delight in seeing people awaken their creative potential.