Rosefire Writing Circle
This writing circle provides writers of all levels with a prompt, a supportive environment, immediate feedback and enormous encouragement to discover your stories, find your voice and free your imagination. Contact me for more information and to register. Participants determine their own sliding scale starting at $21/session, payable by check or PayPal. Regular participants are eligible for discounted editorial and tutorial services.
The Rosefire Writing Circle is meeting by Zoom during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Scheduled Speaking Engagements
WRITING TO THE LIGHT
5th Annual Writing Circles to Benefit Moore Free Library
Friday, December 31 by Zoom from 1 – 3 PM
Sunday, January 2, at Moore Free Library from 1-3 PM
Fifth Annual Writing to the Light Writing Circles 12/31/21 & 1/2/22
Local author and educator Deborah Lee Luskin will lead two sessions of this popular writing circle to benefit Moore Free Library in Newfane. We will meet by Zoom on Friday, January 31, 2021 and in person at the library on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Both circles will meet from 1-3 pm (Eastern Standard Time).
Writers of all kinds and all levels of experience are invited to reflect on the light in their life in a supportive writing circle. We will write to illuminate our inner light, honor our inner voice, and tell whatever stories rise to be told. Prompts and guidance for automatic writing will be provided. Collectively, we will create a safe space for those who wish to read their new words.
Advance registration is required for each event. Register to receive the Zoom link for the December 31 remote circle, and to secure a seat for the January 2 circle, where numbers will be limited, masks required and indoor social distancing observed. Register at https://www.deborahleeluskin.com/contact/ Be sure to indicate which writing circle you plan to attend.
The writing circle is free; donations to Moore Free Library are gratefully accepted. They can be sent electronically at https://moorefreelibrary.org/ or by mail at 23 West Street, Newfane, VT 05345.
Moore Free Library has 2 tablets and 2 laptops available for workshop participants to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the library directly to pick up equipment during regular library hours. The library has high speed Internet and is open on Friday afternoon.
Deborah Lee Luskin is an author, blogger, educator with almost forty years’ experience teaching students from all walks of life, including inmates, healthcare workers, children, college students, adults and elders.
Deborah facilitates the Rosefire Writing Circle on Mondays (remotely) and Fridays (in person) throughout the year. Learn more at www.deborahleeluskin.com
Reading & Discussion Programs
Sustainability: A Vermont Humanities Council Reading & Discussion Series.
This program is sponsored by the McCullough Library in North Bennington and will be take place via Zoom. It is free; registration is required. To request books and/or to join the conversation, please email www.mcculloughlibrary.org or call 802.447.7121
“Green” and “sustainable” have become such buzzwords, they have almost lost their meanings. This series explores how different authors and communities understand the multiple definitions and connotation of ecological sustainability and try to make it work in the world.
December 6, 2020 at 6 PM
The Man Who Planted Trees, by Jean Giono
January 12, 2021 at 6 PM
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life, by Barbara Kingsolver
February 9, 2021 at 6 PM
The Town That Food Saved, by Ben Hewitt
March 9, 2021 at 6 PM
A Cefecito Story, by Julia Alverez
Introducing Cheryl Strayed, “A Wild Life: Growing Through Life’s Challenges”
A benefit for Brattleboro Area Hospice, celebrating 40 years of service.
Tuesday, June 25 at 7:30 PM at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro
ALL-DAY WORKSHOP: Women Walking & Writing Toward Wisdom
What a great success! Here’s what participants said:
“Amazing space and environment. Good balance of walking and writing. The outdoor time stimulated lot of ideas for me.”
“The group easily came together (safe space). Thanks. Beautiful walks – planned well and intentionally. The minimal (words)/writing prompt helped me dig deep. I really liked the inner guide visualization. Excellent food and very comfortable space. Thanks so much.”
“Great balance of walking, writing & reflection. Wonderful creation of safe space for sharing. Appreciated the focus on gently pushing limits of comfort zone. Thank you, thank you!”
“Terrific experience – I wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you!”
To be offered again; stay tuned!