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Gateless Writing Salon - October

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Healing Space, LLC

53 Chester Street

Rm 7

Somerville, MA 02144

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Gateless Writing is an approach that combines principles of Zen Buddhism and the latest neuroscience about creativity to help you tap into your most authentic voice.

Whether you have an existing project, want to get back in the writing groove, or want to get into writing for the first time, you will be in good hands.

Salon Agenda:

6:30pm -- Chit chat and get settled (If you bring your dinner, this is the time to eat!)

6:45 - 7:00pm -- Write!

7:00pm - 8:50pm -- Reading & Feedback

8:50pm - 9pm -- Wrap up and Questions

If reading or giving feedback makes you nervous, that's normal, and know that the opportunity to hear what's really working in your writing will allow you to overcome the critical voice that naturally arises when we start writing. This approach is an answer to the dread writer's block.

There will be clear guidelines set for the reading and feedback portion of the evening so that we can maintain a container of safety and support.

The room only accommodates nine writers so it will be a small and intimate group. If something comes up and you cannot attend, please go into Eventbrite and cancel your ticket so someone else can snag your spot.

If you cannot arrive by 6:40pm to hear the writing prompt, it is best to skip this event. There will be more salons. Keep an eye on the schedule at www.noellejanka.com.

Donation:

There is a suggested $25 donation for this event to help cover my time, snacks, and the cost of the space. If that doesn't feel accessible to you, you can give a different amount or email me with other ideas.

Donations can be made via cash, Venmo (@njcoaching), or on PayPal using jankacoaching@gmail.com (please use "Friends & Family" option).

Your Fearless Leader:

Noelle Janka is a trained Gateless Writing Teacher, life coach, and yoga teacher. She is a proud alumna of the Cloud Saddle Writers group based in Buckland, Mass, and is working on a creative non-fiction book about how healing from health challenges is a contribution to our collective liberation. More about Noelle here.

Accessibility:

Healing Space is a big old house on Chester Street, next to Redbones, several blocks from the Davis Square T station. There are two sets of stairs to get to the room we're using. In the room, there is one desk, one small table, armchairs, and folding chairs.

If you like to write with music, please bring headphones.

You're welcome to bring food, pillows, and anything that supports personal comfort as long as it is scent and allergen-free. If you have questions about what that means, send a note to coach[at]noellejanka[dot]com.

There is some metered parking on Chester St and there is a public parking lot nearby on Herbert and Day Street.

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Somerville, MA 02144

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