Writing for Renewal
Writing for Renewal
A Two Part Writing Retreat, with special guest teacher Nancy Linnon
Friday, February 25 from 4:00 to 6:00
Saturday, February 26 from 10:00 to 4:00
$165 general fee, $150 for Sol Center Members
In-Person Only. Group size is limited, please register early to ensure your place.
To renew: to make new, to recover, restore, replenish, revive.
Writing is a practice that invites us into a deeper relationship with our stories. When we use writing to explore our lives, we discover new ways of seeing ourselves and our experiences. This “new” take renews us and opens us to our future selves and stories. In this workshop, we will approach writing as a tool for restoration and healing; generate new writing by responding to prompts designed to engage and surprise; use place as one entry point into our stories; explore themes of loss, hope, change, love, and spiritual quest; and emerge prepared to write for continuous renewal. Writing within the support of community will be its own inspiration and gift! No previous writing experience is necessary.
Nancy Linnon: Nancy’s personal essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, Los Angeles Review, Yoga International, Mothering, Brevity, and the anthologies What Wildness Is This: Women Write About the Southwest, Rage & Reconciliation: Inspiring a Healthcare Revolution, among others. Nancy started her career as a journalist for U.S. News & World Report and has taught writing for over twenty-five years in high schools, universities, retreat centers, and community venues. She has a master’s in teaching from Brown University, an MFA in creative nonfiction from Antioch University, and has been awarded writing residencies at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, Soapstone, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. After fifteen years of meaningful exile in the Arizona desert, she moved to wet, lush Oregon with her husband, Jesse, and son, Jake. Her passion is exploring ways of accessing the creative self through the powerful act of writing. Visit her website at themovingpen.net.