Are you longing to activate your creativity and connect to your body in community with other passionate, engaged women?
Join award winning poet and educator Elana Bell and guest facilitator Bernadette Pleasant, creator of Femme!, on a journey into your creative, embodied self. Through the tools of creative writing, movement, and ritual, you will deepen your relationship to writing, creativity and your body.
Writing Woman will introduce you to a community of dynamic, diverse, and juicy women who will witness and celebrate with you in all aspects of who you are! So come join us for this special opportunity.
• sensory meditation
• guided writing exploration
• sensual movement
• creation of an original poetry/prose
• resources and writing exercises you can take home
• a delicious community of women to share it with
My intentions for you on this day long journey are to:
• create a sacred space for you to connect deeply with yourself and other women • guide you to unlock your creative brilliance as a source of connection to yourself and others • encourage the exhilaration that comes with using creative writing and movement as tools to explore your questions, ideas, joys and struggles • create a vibrant writing community •
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT WRITING WOMAN
Writing Woman guided me through a profound experience of connection with my body and creative energy, supported both by Elana’s beautiful teaching and by an incredible group of inspiring women. Even with just a few hours together, the fruits of this process were beyond my expectation and imagination.
--Adina Saperstein, participant
Writing Woman was life changing for me. It opened up doors to my heart in ways that I never thought possible. My creative juices have been pouring out of me since then. More importantly I have embraced life and am working towards welcoming more love into my life!
--Julisa DeLone, participant
Elana Bell is a bridge builder, able to walk compassionately through this complex world where many things are true at once. Whether through her soul-stirring poetry, her dynamic performances on the stage, or through her inspiring talks & workshops, she creates a space where all people’s voices and stories are heard and deeply valued. Elana’s first collection of poetry, Eyes, Stones was selected by Fanny Howe as the winner of the 2011 Walt Whitman Award and was published by Louisiana State University Press in April 2012. Elana leads creative writing workshops for women, for educators, for high school students in Israel, Palestine and throughout the five boroughs of New York City, as well as for the pioneering peace building and leadership organization, Seeds of Peace. Elana was a finalist for the inaugural Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism, an award which recognizes and honors a poet who is doing innovative and transformative work at the intersection of poetry and social change. She currently teaches poetry to actors at the Juilliard school. For more about Elana and her work: www.elanabell.com