Way of Council & the Practice of Writing
Bristol: October 2nd - 4th 2020
"One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it all right away, every time...give it, give it all, give it now.” ― Annie Dillard
Council is a practice that can nurture personal, professional and family lives. It offers a way of communicating that encourages attentive listening and heart-felt compassionate speaking. Circle practice recognizes that each voice needs to be heard, every person has a gift, each of us has a story to share. As we make room for this circular wisdom unexpected insights arise, healing and understanding can happen. Each person’s voice contributes to the whole truth.
Through the medium of The Way of Council we will create the space and means for our creative writing to flow and inform our everyday lives andexperience and allow the deep expression of connection and beauty to all existence.
“If you are not afraid of the voices inside you, you will not fear the critics outside you.”
― Natalie Goldberg,
Create special time and place for the Council setting
Learn and practice the Council guidelines
Use story and write from our own lives; embracing the art of attentive listening
Open the various forms of Council to share and support our writing passion
We may receive
Council as a personal life practice
Writing as a personal life practice
How the stillness of Council supports the surrender to our writing and creates an opening, an alert alive vibrant energy of creative flow
As we share the truth inside, we discover that we have a gift that needs to be seen and heard which can arise out of the formless, timeless moment to be the canvas for our everyday life
Start:Friday at 6.30 pm, Finish Sunday by 5 PM,
Cost:£190, including a non-refundable deposit £90,
For further details and to book a place.
This weekend is for people who aspire and love to write, not for professional writers. You do not need to be experienced in the arts, just a passionate desire to write and create your life.
“Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.”
― Terry Tempest Williams