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Morning and Evening Series in June
"Writing Into Summer"
Join a group of writers gathering together at Bird and Tree via ZOOM! "Writing Into Summer" is a series of generative writing salons in the Gateless Writing Method. We open with a "writing without the brakes on" prompt to get the juices flowing and then mute our screens and settle into an hour of writing among others in the quiet you create at home. You can write indoors or outside. Next, we come back to the screen share our work fresh from the page and receive purely positive feedback in the spirit of radical support. Each week's salon revolves around a theme. Writers are always free to write whatever moves them.
Drop-in rate: $25
Dates: Tuesday mornings, June 2, 9, 16, 23
Time: 9-11:30 am
Date: Thursday evenings, June 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 7-9:00 pm (Night Owl Group)
For more info, email Jodi:
Six Weeks! Six Essays! Waiting List Only
Date: Tuesday evenings, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7
Time: 6-8:30 pm
This class is full with a waiting list, but please, reach out if you're interested as I will be offering a second section later in the summer.
For Gateless Writers committing to a series of six sessions to work on personal essays. We will generate, and support the process of polish to publish. There will be inspirations to consume and optional work in between sessions. Keeping this group to 6-7 max. so as to give everyone a chance to get what they need.
Location: (ZOOM from wherever you are!)
Sliding Scale $120- $165
Email Jodi to register:
A June Mini-Retreat OR Wednesday Evening Series
"Waking and Making in the Green Time"
~Adventures in Word and Image~
Retreat Date: Friday and Saturday, June 12-13, 2020
Time: Friday evening, 6-8:30 pm, Saturday 9 am-4 pm (with a working lunch break off camera), Saturday evening, 6-8:30 pm
Fee: $165, includes all materials and prompts
Wednesday Evening Series: June 3th, 10th, 17th, 24th
Time: 7:00-9:30 pm (Summer hours!)
Fee: $165, includes all materials and prompts
Full! Let me know if you would like to be on a waiting list for our next session later in the summer.
Location: Maine Coast Writers Zoom Cocoon
No more than eight women will gather to sink into the self-exploration of identity, of what it means to live inside these physical and spiritual forms as well as we can, and to create together as a healing practice. Some of the questions we’ll consider...
Who am I now, today, in the context of this?
Who have I always been?
Who or what may I want to become?
We’ll enliven what’s already deeply known and honor the curiosities that come from mining the unknown, celebrate both the light and shadows of our intuition, our kindred connections, our uniquely original experiences, and look for the theme and pattern, motif and metaphor that emerge out of the marks we make, our visual language, and from the stories we tell.
What You’ll Receive...
~ a week before we begin, an art-making materials kit snail-mailed to you with everything you need for the Adventures in Word and Image projects that we’ll create together out of our writing prompts via Zoom Salon
~ a PDF emailed to you with the resources and the writing prompts to have in hand for our time together
~ four workshops (2.5 hours) wherein one builds upon the experience of the previous one
~ a packet of writing and art-making prompts to take with you and continue the journey on your own
~ a 20% discount on your next on-line salon, workshop, or mini-retreat
Your Facilitator: Jodi Paloni merges her multiple passions with three decades of teaching experience to create workshops and retreats that inspire women to bring forth their written and visual narratives in the company of others and take in radical support when sharing what comes. She is an award-winning author, has an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is certified in the Gateless Writing Method, Sequencing: Making is Knowing, and Gestalt Creativity Coach. She lives in the oakwood on the coast of Maine.
(Contact for more info and to register.)
Evening Writing Series
"Write Into the Greening"
Date: Tuesday evenings, May 5th, 12th, 19st, 26th
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Date: Thursday evenings, May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm (Night Owl Group)
Join a group of writers gathering together at Bird and Tree via ZOOM! "Write Into the Greening" is a series of generative writing salons in the Gateless Writing Method. We open with a "writing without the brakes on" prompt to get the juices flowing and then settle into an hour of writing among others in the quiet while sipping spring tonics and teas. Next, we share our work fresh from the page and receive purely positive feedback in the spirit of radical support. Each week's salon will revolve around the theme: Who and what are we in this unprecedented time of repurpose and rejuvenation? As always, writers are free to write whatever moves them. We cap this group at 10!
Please email Jodi for more information and to register:
Facilitator: Jodi Paloni
Price: Drop-in $20
Contact to register.