HEART RADICAL WRITING: CIRCLES AND COMMUNITy workshops

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Heart Radical Writing aims to connect people in the Pacific Northwest and beyond through weekly community writing circles, reoccurring collaborative multi-media workshops (e.g. writing + movement/theater/mindfulness/art), and more.

What does Heart Radical mean?

Heart: a muscle to be deeply felt, stretched, utilized
Radical: from the core; to be rooted in
Writing: a practice.

In Chinese, the word for heart, xin (pronounced 'sheen'), means heart *and* mind together. Through writing we begin to understand what we truly think and feel. And when we connect more deeply to the root of our love and longing, we can connect more authentically to our work in the world.

Through writing in community, sharing, and listening to all of our voices, we can create new pathways for dialogue and change.

Our world needs this more than ever. To listen and to be heard.

Please note: I am currently not holding the weekly writing circles. Please visit my Workshops page to see what other classes I am offering.

Also check out Heart Radical Writing on Facebook.


 

New collaborative workshop  2/11/17: 

"Changing the story isn't enough in itself, but it has often been foundational to real changes. Making an injury visible and public is often the first step in remedying it, and political change often follows culture, as what was long tolerated is seen to be intolerable, or what was overlooked becomes obvious. Which means that every conflict is in part a battle over the story we tell, or who tells and who is heard."                                                                                                                                                                                        -- Rebecca Solnit from Hope in the Dark

"Changing the story isn't enough in itself, but it has often been foundational to real changes. Making an injury visible and public is often the first step in remedying it, and political change often follows culture, as what was long tolerated is seen to be intolerable, or what was overlooked becomes obvious. Which means that every conflict is in part a battle over the story we tell, or who tells and who is heard." 
                                                                                                                                                                                      -- Rebecca Solnit from Hope in the Dark

WRITING AND INTERACTIVE THEATER: A response to our times

With Anne Liu Kellor and Sarah Zale

Has the aftermath of the election affected you personally? Do you feel the need to reach out and connect with others in transformative ways? Please join us for a writing and participatory theater experience that aims to create new pathways between personal contemplation and community activism. Together we will explore our stories and emotions through group improv techniques and writing prompts. Participants will be invited to share from their writing (optional) in an inclusive environment. No experience is necessary. All are welcome. 

Saturday, Feb. 11th, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

University Heights Center; 5031 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

$40 by 1/15; $50 afterwards. Register via Paypal below.  

Please email alkellor@gmail.com with questions or to inquire about scholarships.

About the Facilitators:

Sarah Zale teaches writing and poetry in Seattle. The Art of FoldingPoems (2010) was inspired by travels to Israel and Palestine. Her recent collection, Sometimes You Do Things: Poems (Aquarius Press, Living Detroit Series) highlights the history of Detroit and celebrates its rebuilding. Sarah is a certified facilitator of Compassionate Listening ®, Theatre of the Oppressed, and Playback. To contact her, email: sarahzpoetry@gmail.com

Anne Liu Kellor is a multi-racial writer, teacher, editor, and mother. Her essays have appeared in publications such as the anthology Waking Up American (Seal), Vela Magazine, and The Los Angeles Review. Anne has received support for her work from Hedgebrook, Jack Straw, 4Culture, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. Her memoir manuscript explores themes of love, language, and belonging as she migrates between America, Tibet, and China during her twenties.

Minimum # of participants: 6. No refunds after 1/15 unless workshop is cancelled.
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