Womenspace Writing Group
January 4, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New people are welcome!
Throughout 2023 we will have 4 x 7-week blocks starting Thursday 2nd February
1 – Thursdays 2nd February – 16th March
2 – Thursdays 20th April – 1st June
3 – Thursdays 13th July – 24th August
4 – Thursdays 5th October – 16th November
Venue: Womenspace, 11 Second Ave, Sandgate
Investment: $5.00 per session for members, $10.00 non-members. Can be paid each week or by EFT in one payment to Womenspace, BSB 484 799, Account Number: 079 108 238
Through 2022, the writing group at Womenspace waxed and waned, but 6 or so people
wrote regularly. We call it writing practice, after Natalie Goldberg, who says that to be a writer “just write!”.
We start our writing practice with a topic that suits the day. It might be what’s on our minds, what’s happening locally or with a poem, piece of literature a photo, or just an object – such as “carrots” or “my mother’s hair”.
Then, for 10 minutes we write, letting the words tumble out and the images form as they will. The quest, never simple, is to turn off the busy mind and inner critic and just keep the hand moving, writing whatever comes up. Then we take turns reading what we have written.
The journal quickly fills and after a couple of months, you can look back and finesse a piece of your writing that still speaks to you.
Like many of us, Ann wary of answering calls from people she doesn’t know, so please send her a text and she’ll call you back.