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Earth Writes: Creative Ecology and the Work that Reconnects
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am - Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm EST$60 – $120
Strength and power in writing comes from tapping into our truest feelings. Structured on the Work that Reconnects, this online workshop offers a brave space and tools for emerging and established writers who desire:
- a deeper relationship with the greater body of earth and place
- an increased capacity to notice and give expression to what is true in your life
- to experience your writing life as part of your ecological self, writing with and from the natural world
- Practice in transforming anxiety, grief and anger into courage and creativity
- connection with supportive and creative community
- to contribute to the great turning towards a life sustaining society
This four-week online writing workshop includes grounding practices, generative and reflective writing exercises, teachings, nature-based and group activities and discussions on creative process.
When: four consecutive Fridays, March 4, March 11, March 18, & March 25,
from 10 am – noon EST
Over the past five decades, Joanna Macy has created a body of teachings and group work that helps participants transform despair and apathy, in the face of social and ecological crises, into constructive, collaborative action. This work, called the “Work That Reconnects,” brings a fresh way of seeing the world as our larger living body, connection with ancient wisdom, and helps to clarify what we can do to support life on earth.
Robin Macdonald is a spiritually-rooted facilitator, moving at the intersections of social justice, earth care, spirituality and mental health. Part of the Scottish-Irish diaspora living on Turtle Island, Robin is a restorative justice practitioner, communal grief and Work that Reconnects facilitator, Yasodhara Yoga teacher and writer. Core to her work is the role of community in healing and thriving. Her writing has appeared in Prairie Fire, the Literary Review of Canada, North Roots magazine, Ottawawater, Rideau Review Press and been longlisted for the CBC Creative Non-Fiction prize.