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EVENTS

UNCOVERING OUR STORIES
A WRITING IN COMMUNITY RETREAT 
Nov 4 - 6, 2022  
North East, Maryland (Chesapeake Bay)  

Experience the power of writing to illuminate, honor, and give meaning to the winding path of our lives. Read more and sign up

Praise for Amy's Celebration of Joy
writing circle:

"I love these joy writing classes! They feel spacious, warm, and organized at the same time. Wonderful!" —Elizabeth M.

"This weekly focus on joy was a true delight! I loved meeting other women and sharing the safe, warm, inclusive space that Amy created. And we created, too—writing from interesting and helpful prompts that explored many facets of joy. In such trying times, it was a welcome and healing hour of relief in my week."  — Julie Paul

PAST EVENTS

A CELEBRATION OF JOY   WOMEN'S WRITING CIRCLE  
Wednesdays 12-1 pm EST      February 16 - March 23, 2022

Let's wrap up winter and welcome spring together as we explore what it means to experience joy in all its different forms.

Each week we’ll explore a different type of joy by writing together on a suggested prompt or question, optional sharing of our writing or our experience writing, and simple at-home writing exercises designed to help us notice and celebrate joy in our day-to-day lives.

 

While not intended to produce finished pieces, resources will be offered at the end for anyone wanting to take their writing further. Hosted on Zoom.

"When I saw Amy’s invitation to spend one hour a day with joy for six weeks, it was like a postcard a poet friend sent to many of us at the beginning of the pandemic, “You are not alone.” I am so glad I said yes. And so grateful for the assembly of people, ideas, music, and exercises Amy curated and created. It was perfect! This will be one of those moments I will reference as a pivot point, a reminder of all things I love about life and human-ness."  —Theresa P.

"Amy’s Joy Zoom class was a new beginning for me. It opened my eyes to the joy I still have in my life and introduced me to creative and amazing women. The format was perfect: a warm-up question about how we felt, some writing exercises, sharing our writing and closing with reinforcement of what we are thankful for. It was an hour of positive feelings and joyful expression!"  —Christine Vanderberg

EXPRESSIVE WRITING CIRCLE
Mondays 6:30-7:00 am EST on Zoom     July 12 - Aug 16, 2021

Writing about deeply felt personal experiences can be extremely therapeutic. Not only does the act of translating our experiences into words release pent-up feelings, but it can also help us gain valuable insights in our lives and express the creativity inherent in every one of us.

 

Hosted by the LOLA Community, at the intersection of spirit, ritual, cycles, justice & well-being.

"I really appreciated the thoughtful, compassionate, and calm way in which Amy led the group,
how she commented on each participant’s contribution, making them feel validated in their feelings, heard, and appreciated."
Silvia 

"I’m grateful for this workshop, because each of us were inspired in our way to share our joy and the things that light us up, which then has a ripple effect on the people in our lives." Lindy