Years of change and emergency measures have left so many of us feeling completely drained, and for those at the frontline, it can be hard to step back and take stock. This workshop is all about permission: permission to consider how you feel in this moment; permission to reconnect with your original passions and motivations; permission to delve into the disconnect between then and now, the sense of loss and bewilderment that comes when our work feels impossible.
In Katherine May’s book, Wintering, she says ’Some winters happen in the sun.’ This workshop is a compass through your metaphorical winter – your time of feeling out of step with the world around you. Katherine will guide us through a process of reflection on how our personal identities can be disrupted, lost and remade in difficult times.
September 10th 10am-1pm ET on Zoom. The recording will be made available to those who can’t attend live.
Together, we will work with writing prompts, texts, group discussion and space-making to make contact with who and where we are in this moment, and to find ways to make our worlds feel safer and more nurturing. You don’t need to be a writer to attend, or any other creative practice – just bring a notebook and pen, a weary heart, and a need for renewal.
$37 plus HST
Meet Your Teacher
Katherine May is an internationally bestselling author and podcaster living in Whitstable, UK. Her hybrid memoir Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times became a New York Times, Sunday Times and Der Spiegel bestseller, was adapted as BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week, and was shortlisted for the Porchlight and Barnes and Noble Book of the Year. The Electricity of Every Living Thing, her memoir of a midlife autism diagnosis, is currently being adapted as an audio drama by Audible. Katherine lives with her husband, son, two cats and a dog. She loves walking, sea-swimming and pickling slightly unappealing things.