Write To Soul (a workshop/retreat)

Nobody knew everybody.  Some didn’t know anybody.  One is 20.  One is soon to be 40.  A couple are almost 50.  Two will soon be 60.  There were two more: one who admits to being in her mid-70’s and her friend who never did share her age but looks cool even in velcro sneakers.  (They had great hats!)

We are complex, vibrant, funny, spiritual women.

We are writers.

And we came together for a weekend in the mountains.  We wrote about a time we felt free and alive and then used some of those words to create a poem.  We made a timeline of the “teachers” in our lives and then wrote about one we left out.  Sometimes we just wrote randomly whatever came to mind and sometimes we answered a question like “What mountain do you need to come down from?”

We shared our writing and learned how our words touched the others.  We were gentle and supportive and we listened.  Some words painted pictures, some phrases sang a song and some stories made us laugh.  We wrote about our pasts (how do you not?), our nows, our dreams and our fears.

We worked hard, we ate well, and we became friends.

We savored a weekend of writing in the mountains.

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  1. http://www.raleighreview.org

    Send the poems here if you are interested in publishing them.

  2. That sounds incredible! I am going to have to try it someday.

    • You wouldn’t be sorry, I think. Brain-dead maybe! It’s worth it, Susan.

  3. I bet there were tears as well. The retreats I lead, which are designed to produce fictionn, bring out laughter and tears in almost equal measure. We are emotional creatures and need to feel our lives more fully than we usually allow ourselves to.

    • Tears for sure. “We…need to feel our lives more fully than we usually allow ourselves to.”
      I love your words. They are so true.

  4. write-on, sistah! ❤


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