Third Annual Writing to the Event Writing Circle
I used to regularly stall in the December Doldrums, when moving my pen across the page felt like trudging through wet, ankle deep, slush. As the calendar winds down and the northern hemisphere tilts away from the sun, my thoughts can turn as dark as the days grow short. The darkness can trigger a cascade of discontent, sparking irresponsible resolutions. Year-end discontent and New Year’s resolutions are both manifestations of self-loathing from the mistaken belief that no one is good enough just as they are.
A Cure for Year-End Self-Loathing
If this observation resonates with you, let me reassure you: there’s a cure. Two, actually: Passing the Solstice and picking up a pen. With patience and time, the first will happen when the earth turns back toward the sun. The second sometimes needs a nudge – the unquantifiable boost of writing with others. So I invite you to join me in the Third Annual Writing Circle, Writing To The Light.
How a Writing Circle Works
I will provide guidance and prompts for automatic writing; together, we will create a safe space those who wish to read their new words. The workshop is open to the first twenty-five writers to arrive at the Moore Free Library on Sunday, December 29 at 1 pm. The library is located at 23 West Street in Newfane.
What to Bring
Bring whatever it is you like to write with: pen and paper, tablet, laptop, blood and a willingness to write faster than your inner critic can read. Everyone is welcome. No prior experience necessary.
The writing circle is free; donations to the Moore Free Library are gladly accepted.