Spring Sampler 2019: How the Light Gets In

Hosted by Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville

Public group
Price: $25.00 /per person

Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville

1610 Osceola St. · Jacksonville

How to find us

We are located between Park and Riverside on Osceola Street. Please park on the street taking care not to block any driveways.

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Please join us for our Spring Series "Sampler" as we explore how writing helps us "let in the light" here at Women Writing for (a) Change, Jacksonville.

WHAT: Spring Sampler 2018
WHEN: January 30, 2019, 6-8:30 p.m. (arrive 5:45)
WHERE: Riverside (1610 Osceola Street, 32204)
CLASS SIZE: Limited to 12 spaces.
FEE: $25 for the Sampler (non-refundable unless canceled two weeks before class).

In this Sampler class, we'll explore how writing, alone and with others, helps us shine the light on our inner life as well as our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual selves.

Our source texts will be Pat Schneider's two famous books: Writing Alone and With Others (in which she introduces her writing methods) and How the Light Gets In (in which she explores how writing can be a spiritual practice).

If you enjoy this Sampler, try our Spring Series 2019 beginning the following week, where we'll explore more deeply themes of inner light, spiritual practice, and writing in community. All forms of writing apply: memoir, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essay, etc.

The Series meets weekly on Wednesday nights for 12 weeks, beginning February 6 and ending April 24. The semester culminates in our Public ReadAround on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

New writer? Remember, you don't have to be a professional writer to join in. Use this class to find out more about Women Writing for (a) Change's amazing process, used by thousands of women across the country to express their authentic selves through writing and community-building. We'll use prompts, poetry, ​and prose to practice many different writing techniques.

Experienced writers? You'll have a chance to sharpen your craft and technique in our small-group circles, so, bring whatever project you're working on and expect good feedback.

“A circle of women may be the most powerful force known to humanity. If you have one, embrace it. If you need one, seek it. If you find one, for the love of all that is good and holy, Dive in. Hold on. Love it up. Get naked. Let them see you. Let them hold you. Let your reluctant tears fall. Let yourself rise fierce and love great. You will be changed. The very fabric of your Being will be altered by this. If you allow it. Please, allow it."
— Jeanette LeBlanc