Last week I had the opportunity to teach a creative writing workshop promoting the importance of internal inquiry and the immense benefits that come with writing down your thoughts.
The setting was a big, historic, red barn with gravel as the flooring and rafters as our ceiling. Months of work went into the dreamcatchers that dangled from above, along with 50+ pieces of art work that hung behind me. 16 people stumbled into the space to pause, ponder and put pen to paper.
I had never taught something so spontaneous, as there was minimal planning... I wanted it to be free of rigidity and open to whatever showed up. At the end we had the chance to share with others in the class - I was blown away by the simple, profound insights folks shared.
This is the first of MANY - I am excited to bring this work to my new community in Duluth and look forward to learning from all the connections that will be made.
Thank you to everyone who came with an open mind and let me ease into the teachings. Please feel free to e-mail me any entries that stuck out to you if you are comfortable sharing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Tyler McGuinness for the first photo!