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Illuminations: Writing Toward Winter Solstice

December 5 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST


How do we hold the weight of the world’s sorrows while simultaneously embracing its wonders? We’ll explore these contradictions — or anything else that arises — during this 3-week series of writing workshops, gently held between Thanksgiving and Christmas while Hanukkah, aka the Festival of Lights, illuminates our way toward the winter solstice. Using a variety of prompts to spark our creativity and contemplation, let’s discover and delight in whatever shimmers on the page during the month of December. 

We’ll spend the first hour of each 1.5-hour session writing together, then end with “open mic” time for anyone who wishes to read their discoveries aloud. Rather than provide reflective feedback, we’ll simply listen. According to the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method:  We listen to others’ writing with openness. We leave our own assumptions and anecdotal experiences behind, allowing ourselves to enter the world that has been created. 

Nicole R. Zimmerman is an AWA Affiliate, leading workshops for women since 2020:

  • “Nicole holds beautiful space for brave writing!”
  • “I really enjoyed your grounded presence and warmth.”
  • “Phenomenal: compassionate, articulate, supportive, inspiring.”

This workshop is limited to 15 women and nonbinary writers.

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December 5
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Nicole R. Zimmerman
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