Free-Write Friday Night: Less Messy than a Paint Bar – Just as Fun
Shake off the work week and sink into your creative center with other storytellers, word lovers and adventurous spirits. You are invited to blend a coffee house vibe with story and soul sharing via guided writing prompts.
This is ideal for lovers of Moth, TedTalks, Story Slam and Story Corp who can’t get enough of real-life stories.
Dive deep on the page or have fun with sharing your words. You can journey as far in or out of your comfort zone as you wish. And silence is always fine too. No one will be pressured to share.
Everyone will get at least one writing prompt and time and materials to write.
Ten or more people will have time to read/perform their words and to give and get feedback.
This is a safe space for introverts and extroverts. No previous writing skill or ability required. All are welcome.
Enjoy an alcohol-free alternative to the bar scene. Come alone or with loved ones. Try it once or make it part of a local creativity practice.
Parking: Street (free)
Limit: 50 people
Cost: $25. ($20 if you pre-register).
Address: 8 Union St., Columbian Square, Weymouth, MA 02190 Go up one flight of stairs, to the right and follow the signs.
2015 Dates: Oct. 2, Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 13, Nov. 27, Dec. 11
Facilitators: Christine Cissy White & Kathy MacDonald
Free-Write Friday Night is the heart-child of Christine “Cissy” White of the Heal Write Now Center in Weymouth, MA. She’s a writer, activist and survivor who speaks and writes about post-traumatic stress, violence prevention and writing for wellness. She’s been published in The Boston Globe, Spirituality & Health magazine, Ms. Magazine and is a columnist for Elephant Journal. She’s co-authoring the book Your Childhood is Making You Fat, Sick & Dead: Write to Heal with Nancy Slonim Aronie.
Cissy will be joined by Kathy MacDonald who is a writer, certified life coach and co-founder of Spark-Your-Spirit where she and her partner create on-line and in-person classes to help women create lives that they love. You can read her writing at Kaleidoscopereflections.wordpress.com
You Matter Mantras
- Trauma sucks. You don't.
- Write to express not to impress.
- It's not trauma informed if it's not informed by trauma survivors.
- Breathing isn't optional.