Every month The Hivery invites new and established authors to share their wisdom, experiences and resources for writers and non-writers who love books.
On Thursday, April 11th we are thrilled to welcome Samantha Wallen! A Restorative Writing Mentor, she helps you drop your agenda and write what wants to be written so you can touch what is precious inside you, and our world, by using words as a pathway to reach what lives beyond language and bring that alive in your book, your blog, or whatever you write. Restorative Writing is memoir-based writing that awakens your voice and heals your spirit. It slows you down and tunes you in to the heartbeat and deep purpose of your book, your blog, your work, and your life. Restorative Writing deepens our shared conversation of aliveness–the ordinary, the mystical, the brilliant, and the wounded, forgotten, grieved and silenced parts. It brings all of us home to rest on the sacred ground of our shared human story so we can connect to and serve life and each other more fully on and off the page.
In this workshop, Sam will be leading us through a guided writing exercise designed to deepen our conversation with ourselves, our work and writing, and with each other and whatever mysteries are waiting to be expressed and revealed.
The Writer's Circle is facilitated by Hivery Member, Thais Derich. Thais Derich's memoir—Second Chance: A Mother’s Quest for a Natural Birth after a Cesarean (She Writes Press, May 9, 2017)—was a finalist for the Foreword Reviews' 2017 Book of the Year Award. Second Chance was also a finalist for the Creative Non-Fiction Magazine’s Baby Anthology. Thais is an international writer and public speaker on "Being the Hero of Your Life" and "Seeing Invisible Choices" in childbirth and beyond! She is also the founder of the "Write Your Impact" book program.
As seats are limited, advance online registration is required. Free for members. $30 for non-members. BYO brown-bag lunch discussion. All are welcome!
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About Samantha Wallen
Samantha Wallen, MFA is a poet, writer, and writing and book coach. She is the Founder/CEO of Write In Power, which offers transformative writing workshops, retreats, and private coaching programs. Sam’s mission is to restore the soul of our world, one word at a time. As a Restorative Writing Mentor, she helps you drop your agenda and write what wants to be written so you can touch what is precious inside you, and our world, by using words as a pathway to reach what lives beyond language and bring that alive in your book, your blog, or whatever you write.
Sam is also offering Your Sacred Story: Memoir Writing as a Spiritual Practice, a 6-week in-person class offered in Mill Valley, California. In this all levels class you will engage in memoir writing as a spiritual practice and excavate the deeper insights, meaning, and wisdom that have come from your life’s path and generate and compile stories that can be shared/published now or further developed into a book-length memoir. Find out more and register here: https://writeinpower.com/your-sacred-story/
WRITER CIRCLE TESTIMONIAL
"It’s a real testimonial to your Writing Group because I felt supported and therefore took bigger risks in my writing. I am very grateful. Lots of high fives to you." - Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Therapeutic Coach, MA, MFT after getting paid for placement of her essay.
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of the best-seller novel THE NEST; Melissa Cistaro, author of NCIBA BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2015 winner PIECES OF MY MOTHER; Elizabeth Stark, author of SHY GIRL; Heather Young, author of LOST GIRLS winner of the 2017 Strand Critics Award for Best Debut Novel; Nina Schuyler, author of THE TRANSLATOR winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Fiction; Katherine Ozment author of GRACE WITHOUT GOD winner of Publisher Weekly's Best Books of 2016; Kaitlin Solimine author of EMPIRE OF GLASS short-listed for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize; Jill Dodd, author of The Currency of Love, and Victoria Piontek, literary associate and author of The Spirit Of Cattail County, Sarah Cannon, author of The Shame Of Losing.