Earthing Our Songselves

‘Earthing Our Songselves’ – an Eye of the Storm writing retreat day with Fiona Owen

Using exploratory and creative writing and reading activities, we will take a lead from Jonathan Bate to explore ourselves in relation to the natural world at a time of climate change. On ‘ecopoetics’, Bate writes in The Song of the Earth: ‘Ecopoetics asks in what respects a poem may be a making (Greek poiesis) of the dwelling place – the prefix eco- is derived from the Greek oikos, “the home or place of dwelling.”’

This is an invitation to take time out from busy life to explore, in an open, creative and supportive way, some vital and vitalising questions related to this theme. The word ‘poetry’ can be interpreted loosely to include storying, too.

Where: Llanfaelog Community Hub/Hwb Cymuned Llanfaelog (formerly known as Llanfaelog Village Hall), Isle of Anglesey/Ynys Môn

https://sites.google.com/site/llanfaelogvillagehall/how-to-find-us

Price: £25

Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Pre-booking is essential – the room can only comfortably accommodate around twelve participants. Please use the contact link to get in touch, if you would like to book – thank you.

A very warm welcome/Cofion cynnes i bawb.

The Life in Words: Writing to Connect

water-drop-blue-liquid

‘The Life in Words – Writing to Connect’ – a creative, generative writing day

with Fiona Owen

January 19th, 2019

Facebook page:  

The artist is not a special kind of person; 
rather each person is a special kind of artist.

Ananda Coomaraswamy

 

This is an invitation to take time out from busy life near the start of the new year to explore, in an open, creative and supportive way, some of the following themes:

• language and its potential enrichments
• memory and imagination
• the storying self

A day of exploratory writing together in a ‘depth’ context, where the writer and the writing are of equal concern, and where themes relating to interconnection, personal development and creative empowerment are uppermost. The writing process and the act of poesis can bring us into relationship with ourselves, others and the worlds of inner/outer. I look forward to sharing the day with you!

Where: Llanfaelog Community Hub/Hwb Cymuned Llanfaelog (formerly known as Llanfaelog Village Hall), Isle of Anglesey/Ynys Môn

https://sites.google.com/site/llanfaelogvillagehall/how-to-find-us

Price: £25

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Pre-booking is essential. Thanks/Diolch. Please email fiona@rhwng.com if you are interested in coming along. 

If you have any questions, please ask.
Warmly,
Fiona

A warm welcome to all                                                                      Croeso cynnes i bawb

Anima/l – Exploring Kinship

‘Anima/l’: A writing for wellbeing day with Fiona Owen

  • What would happen if we raised the status of the word ‘animal’ so that it was used as a compliment?
  • What would happen if we remembered that the ‘anima’ part of ‘animal’ means ‘soul’ or ‘vitalising life principle’?
  • What if Thomas Berry is right that ‘the universe is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects’?

This is an invitation to take time out from busy life to explore, in an open, creative and supportive way, some of these vital, and vitalising, questions. Writing for wellbeing is the interactive use of poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction ‘to stimulate writing and other creative responses with a view to promoting self-expression, self-awareness and wellbeing’ – www.iapoetry.org

When: Sat 28th April 2018

Time: 10am – 4pm

Where: Llanfaelog Community Hub/Hwb Cymuned Llanfaelog (formerly known as Llanfaelog Village Hall), Isle of Anglesey/Ynys Môn

https://sites.google.com/site/llanfaelogvillagehall/how-to-find-us

Price: £25

Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Please get in touch if you are interested in coming along:

fiona@rhwng.com

01407 810742

Pre-booking is essential. Thank you. Diolch.