Creative Writing Workshop: Healing Through Nature

When:
October 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
2020-10-15T13:00:00-04:00
2020-10-15T14:30:00-04:00
Where:
The Mount
2 Plunkett Street
Cost:
Free
Contact:
4135515110

 Please note this series is intended for persons who identify as queer, BIPOC living in or near the Berkshires. For interested individuals who do not have lived experiences of racism and homophobia, please consider joining our online Creative Reading Series.

Beginning October 15, join The Mount’s Artist-in-Residence Lia Russell-Self online to explore questions of healing, nature, time, community, cycles, and liberation in search of a healing creative practice that is rooted in synchronicity with the earth and autonomy for how we want to heal.

The workshop features writing exercises to energize ourselves and a long-form writing invitation, which participants may use to guide new or existing work, with time to share out if desired. If possible, make the space you’ll be taking this call a little special and sacred if you can (bring a candle, a stone, a cup of tea, an animal companion, etc.). 

What to Expect: Participants will explore questions of healing, nature, time, community, cycles, and liberation in search of a healing creative practice that is rooted in synchronicity with the earth and autonomy for how we want to heal. 

Online workshops will focus on having time to write in community. There will be a gathering writing exercise to energize ourselves and a long-form writing invitation, which participants may use to guide new or existing work, with time to share out if desired. If possible, make the space you’ll be taking this call a little special and sacred if you can (bring a candle, a stone, a cup of tea, an animal companion, etc.). 

Schedule:

October 15: Expanding the inner capacity/creativity

October 22: Liberate your language

October 29: The fullness of self in tandem with community

November 5: Grounding, hibernation

November 12: Closing reflections

For questions about the workshop content and intention please contact Lia Russell-Self at liarussellself@gmail.com.

For logistical questions please contact The Mount at programs@edithwharton.org

About the Facilitator:

Originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia, Lia Russell-Self (they/them/their) is a multifaceted weaver of stories, often grappling with juxtaposed theories and the unexpected. Their current work grapples with how identities, imposed and claimed, can spark the loud secrets we keep best hidden. Lia can often be found in the theatre in the hills that join Massachusetts and New York, whether performing on stage, creating brave spaces for oppressed peoples, or teaching young dreamers like themselves to do the same.

Hosted as part of our Artist-at-Work pilot initiative, a collaboration between The Rusty Anvil, Lia Russell-Self, and The Mount.