Sun Sep 17, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In a Writing Life Circle with the theme of “Start Where You Are,” you will have an opportunity for replenishment, and an honouring of your voice. “Writing Life” is to write from life and to create a writing life. Keeping a journal is a way to capture the delights and disappointments of everyday, allowing you to listen to yourself. Make note of what you see in front of you.  Be curious. Write down your recollections and your questions. We’ll explore various ways  to have your journaling practice become a practice that grounds and centres you, offering a foundation for whatever else you do. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned writer, you will have a chance to write what has meaning for you. A labyrinth walk will offer calm, rebalance, and further insight into starting where you are.

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:

Finding Your Stories in The Every Day —  Sunday, October 22, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Maps of the Possible —  Saturday, November 18, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Place You Already Are: Poetry as Medicine —  Sunday, December 10, 2017, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You must register for each workshop individually.


Bookings are closed for this event.