Free-Write Friday Night: Starting Oct. 2, 2015 in Weymouth

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.

writetruthDive 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.Old typewriter

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.

Age: Adults

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 MacDonaldcis kathy

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

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.

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  1. margaret bellafiore says:

    wonderful prompts last night!

  2. It seems your location for friday’s events is NOT handicapped accessible: “go one flight up”. If I’m mistaken, forgive me. If I am right, you should be ashamed of yourself! How dis-empowering & demeaning to people, how disgusting to hold an event where EVERYONE canNOT go. Thoughtfully change your website/blog info to state if your eventS are, or are not, handicapped accessible. The real Truth is, if you choose non accessible-locations, you are acting ignorant to the law, but worse than that, it shows you are a fake, untrue to what you seem to be advocating.

    • Cissy White says:

      Dear Sally,
      There are seventeen stairs to get to the first floor and no elevator in this old 3-story building. There is another set of stairs to get up to where the larger events are and it is NOT accessible either. It IS a huge problem. I will make this more explicit with a note to the Heal Write Now Center page making this more clear. Getting a space that’s accessible is a priority for me and the first order of business once I have more funds. Either a new space or a way to change the space I’m renting from. Cissy

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