Writing for Healing: words to light our way
In Praise of Wild Spaces: honoring the wild
in ourselves and our writing
Wednesdays, April 19 - May 24, 6:30-8:30pm Central, on Zoom
What does it mean to be interconnected with the uncivilized, untamed, ancient, and whole? How can we honor wildness in ourselves?
We will evoke our personal experiences of wild spaces and write about the ways they alter and heal us, whether these spaces are backyard gardens or vast canyonlands. We’ll conjure up moments of beauty and transformation. We will also notice damage and harm, like garbage dumps or the effects of wildfire. We’ll explore texts by writers who exemplify being in relationship with the natural world to guide us in writing about our own, such as excerpts from Robin Wall Kimmerer’s lyrical meditations in Braiding Sweetgrass, humorous reflections on falling in love with your surroundings by Hanif Abdurraqib, and motorcycle adventures by Robert Pirsig. We’ll discuss craft elements of sensual details and pacing to create context for tales of wonder and awe.
Register here: Jeannine Oullette Elephant Rock
Encountering the Wild Divine
co-facilitated by Wendy Brown-Baez and Marie Pettingill
Each interactive session includes a brief meditation, reading a short passage followed by discussion, and an activity, such as decorating prayer sticks, chanting and drumming, or offering blessings. It will be joyful and grounding, deepening our connection to the Feminine Divine within. All materials provided.
Wild Mercy by Mirabai Starr is highly recommended but not required.
registration for series online or for each individual session at the door
Registration opens soon
May 4, 11, 18, 25 / 6:30-8:00 PM inperson
at Unity Minneapolis 4000 Golden Valley Rd,
Golden Vally, MN 55421
· May 4: Longing for Union
· May 11: Birth and Death
· May 18: Honoring Mother Earth
· May 25: A Deepening Sense of Community
$25 each session includes all materials