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fall 2017 circles

Writing Life: Start Where You Are on Sunday, September 17 at Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo
Writing Life: Finding Your Stories in the Every Day on Sunday, October 22 at Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo
Writing Life: Maps of the Possible on Saturday, November 18 at Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo
The Place You Already Are: Poetry as Medicine on Saturday, December 10 at Bethlehem Centre, Nanaimo

living the questions

a one-day circle of writing, connection and renewal with Mary Ann Moore

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 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.” 

Have a look at my blog written about “Living the Questions” here.

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.”

fee:

The fee for the one-day circle (including lunch and snacks at Bethlehem Centre in Nanaimo),  is $125.

to register:

Please call Bethlehem Centre in Nanaimo at 250-754-3254
If you’re from out of town, consider staying overnight at Bethlehem Centre.
www.bethlehemcentre.com

the setting

Shepherd Hall at Bethlehem Centre
2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo

questions

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 creativity@maryannmoore.ca.

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.