If you are reading this, it is likely that you feel a calling to write. There is this nagging voice that may be chronic or may be sporadic to pick up a pen and a blank piece of paper and to sit still and write. But many of us don't. This circle is to support current or future writers to help stay inspired, focused and connected.
One does not have to dream of publishing to gain endless benefits from developing a writing practice. Writing is a doorway to open up understanding of ourselves and the world around us. It is doing the practice itself that helps to unravel the innate creativity of our minds and the subtle, often unnoticed beauty of the world. We can begin to explore our imagination and experiences from all angles and have those insights move through us whether it's on to the page or to the ears of another person. We all have unique stories and perspectives that we want to share and that will be valuable to the world.
The creative writing circle meets Wednesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in St. Paul's Anglican Church all. We follow a process which can assist both new and experienced writers to develop a contemplative attitude towards their stories and way of expression.
Members of this practice circle usually spend some time writing together. Prompts are offered to stimulate the writing process and people can develop these further at home if they wish.
The links are some examples of members' responses to prompts given over the past few months:
Write the Senses
Mentor: Claire Sylvan
Claire has been a poet and writer of short stories for many years. Her book of poems called "Turnings" reveals her wonderful capacity to express the deep connection she experiences between her inner life and the outer world. Claire comes to us from Haliburton and brings a wealth of experience from her participation in writers groups and writing workshops.