• CAD $179.00 – (before tax) Program

Date & Time Details:
Price includes Snack, Lunch and Program
Program Starts at 9 AM
Program Ends at 4 PM

Location: View Room

Address: 2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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“Writing for the Love of It”

With Mary Ann Moore

May 10, 2024

“Writing for the Love of It” is an invitation to experience and create writing as your own spiritual practice. Together, we’ll create a sacred ceremony of writing, sharing and listening to yourself and others. Each participant is respected for their presence and contributions. The circle is an opportunity to acknowledge who you are, what you’ve done, and what you’d like to do. While writing is usually a solitary practice, together we will become writing companions opening ourselves to delights and surprises while exploring an inspiring variety of writing forms. No previous writing experience is necessary, just the desire to explore your rich lived experience and embrace the fullness of the stories from your life.

Some of the themes we’ll explore are a ceremony of your own; a walk of your own; daily practices and delights of your own; dreams of your own; and creating boundaries of your own to reaffirm the value (and necessity) of writing and sharing your own stories.


Mary Ann Moore
Mary Ann Moore (she/her) is a poet, writer and writing mentor who lives on the traditional lands of the Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo. She has been leading writing circles in various settings and locations since 1997. Her poetry, essays, and book reviews have appeared in numerous publications. Mary Ann has written two writing guides: Writing to Map Your Spiritual Journey (a digital workbook available from iajw.org) and Writing Home: A Whole Life Practice (Flying Mermaids Studio). Her full-length book of poetry is Fishing for Mermaids (Leaf Press) and her latest chapbook of poetry is Mending (house of appleton.ca). Mary…
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