Sat Nov 18, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In a Writing Life Circle with the theme of “Maps of the Possible,” you will have an opportunity for replenishment, and an honouring of your voice. “Writing Life” is to write from your life and to create a writing life. You’ll take a look at the many approaches you can take to tell your stories from life including a memory walk, list making, charts and other inventive ways to tap into the stories wanting to be told. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned writer, you will have a chance to write what has meaning for you and end up with the beginnings of a personal encyclopedia. A labyrinth walk will offer calm, rebalance and further insight into what is possible.

Mary Ann Moore brings her passion for poetry and for writing as a spiritual practice to the circles she offers.  As a poet, writer and circle leader, she has twenty years of experience  writing in community and finds great delight in seeing people awaken their creative potential. As well as day-long circles at Bethlehem Centre and elsewhere, Mary Ann offers six-week women’s writing circles called Writing Life. Mary Ann’s poetry, fiction and personal essays have appeared in chapbooks, literary journals, websites, anthologies, on CD and in a full-length book of poems, Fishing for Mermaids (Leaf Press, 2014). She writes a blog at and offers a mentoring program called Writing Home: A Whole Life Practice which you can learn more about on her website:

The goals of this four-session program are:

  • To provide a safe place for people to tell their stories.
  • To find the still centre of ourselves and of the circle.
  • To write what has heart and meaning for us.
  • To realize our role as leaders in a circle of leaders.
  • To remember the divine feminine and embrace our female and male teachers.
  • To become a community of peers slowing down to a natural rhythm.

Other workshops in this series are:

The Place You Already Are: Poetry as Medicine —  Sunday, December 10, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You must register for each of these workshops individually.


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