The Burlington Writers Workshop offers nearly 300 free workshops each year in Burlington, Montpelier, and Middlebury, as well as master classes and various full-day writing retreats throughout Vermont. Most of our current workshops meet Online, but we do have in-person workshops. We ask that you attend at least one workshop before requesting to submit your own work for review.
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Writing With Spirit
February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
This is a group to practice spontaneous writing from-the-heart, creativity as play. To let it flow, not knowing what’s coming next, we just let ourselves write for 45 minutes, trusting the creativity that is within. This is a modification of the Amherst Method developed by Pat Schneider and is perfect for people just entering the writing life or for experienced writers needing to break out of a rut or block.
We start with a brief reading, followed by a 10-minute silent meditation, and then write from a prompt. The last 45 minutes involves reading our pieces (only if you choose to) and feedback which is NOT critique but rather hearing and reflecting without judgment upon what unique expressions may have come from each writer. The goal is to develop a trust in one’s own creativity and the group in order to perhaps discover the germ of a scene, poem, or story.
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Karen Edwards will lead the group on February 7th as Nancy will be on vacation.
Karen is a poet and a psychologist and a long-time Writing with Spirit participant and BWW member.
Leader Nancy Kilgore, a graduate of the Radcliffe Writing Seminars, has a background as an ordained minister and psychotherapist specializing in spirituality and meditation. She is the author of three novels: BITTER MAGIC (Sunbury Press, 2021,) WILD MOUNTAIN (Green Writers Press, 2017), SEA LEVEL (RCWMS, 2010), and .