Write 4 a Day: Sunday 19 March

Write 4 a DayDon’t you deserve at least one day to write?

Write 4 a Day is a series of monthly one-day writing retreats in upstate New York. There is:

  • no workshop
  • no agenda
  • no required activities
  • no assignments
  • no schedule
  • no WiFi!

Unplug. Write. Don’t write. Think. Daydream. Doodle. Outline. Come for the whole day or just for part of it; network, collaborate or write solo; wander the woods, hills, fields and streams of Universal Pathways for inspiration (bring sturdy shoes) or sit in a comfy chair and brainstorm. It’s up to you.

WHO – you! We haven’t had to limit attendance yet, but it’s getting to be a consideration. If you want to be sure to reserve a space, email me via the contact form.

WHY – because you deserve a day to devote to your writing (or daydreaming or sketching or scheming or knitting or…)

WHAT – $22 fee for the space (cash/check/PayPal/$20 for HVWG members) and food (a dish to share or your own lunch)

WHEN – 10am-5pm — Mar 19, Apr 23, May 21 [Summer dates coming soon!]

WHERE – Universal Pathways, 692 Pleasant Valley Rd, Berne, NY 12023 – Phone: (518) 872-2272

And in case you missed Sacred Sounds, the recording I made was at this location, Universal Pathways AKA Brigadoon.

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Write 4 a Day Sunday + Jen’s Tarot Workshop

Write 4 a DayDon’t you deserve at least one day to write?

Write 4 a Day is a series of monthly one-day writing retreats in upstate New York. There is:

  • no workshop
  • no agenda
  • no required activities
  • no assignments
  • no schedule
  • no WiFi!

Unplug. Write. Don’t write. Think. Daydream. Doodle. Outline. Come for the whole day or just for part of it; network, collaborate or write solo; wander the woods, hills, fields and streams of Universal Pathways for inspiration (bring sturdy shoes) or sit in a comfy chair and brainstorm. It’s up to you.

WHO – you! We haven’t had to limit attendance yet, but it’s getting to be a consideration. If you want to be sure to reserve a space, email me via the contact form.

WHY – because you deserve a day to devote to your writing (or daydreaming or sketching or scheming or knitting or…)

WHAT – $22 fee for the space (cash/check/PayPal/$20 for HVWG members) and food (a dish to share or your own lunch)

WHEN – 10am-5pm — Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 23, May 21…

WHERE – Universal Pathways, 692 Pleasant Valley Rd, Berne, NY 12023 – Phone: (518) 872-2272

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W4D co-host Jen will be giving the first of a series of tarot workshops in East Greenbush on Saturday afternoon. Full details here!

And in case you missed Sacred Sounds, the recording I made was at this location, Universal Pathways AKA Brigadoon.

 

Sacred Spaces @CitiesAndMemory

I’m so excited to be part of this project. Even the BBC covered it this morning, interviewing curator Stuart Fowkes on Radio 4. You can check out the whole wonderful playlist here or click on the links via the world map. Read up on the background of the project.

My field recording was made at ‘Brigadoon’ — better known as Universal Pathways — down in the grove.

Even better there’s a cool remix by Terry French: check it out, especially the notes on how the sound was re-imagined.

Also check out the latest in medieval sound at Sounding Out!

Under a Blood Moon

The threatened clouds did not materialise so my last night as mistress of Brigadoon passed with an awesome sight indeed. The moon was so bright! Then it looked like someone started chomping it and then finally began to redden until it looked like spilled blood drying. And all the stars around it became clear again. Out in the countryside you can see the Milky Way distinctly, so it really glorious to watch all the stars shine that much brighter when the moon went dark. Owls hooted, dogs barked and now and then the donkeys brayed.

I didn’t bother to try to capture the moon with my phone, so here are some other images of this glorious place:

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Equinox in Brigadoon

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Dawn and the morning ‘star’ Venus; Jupiter and Mars are there but too faint for a photo

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Chickens roosting

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Foggy everywhere this morning

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The hills beyond the barn look best shrouded in fog, but it’s hard to get a good image of it. Fog all the way down to the flatland.

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Beautiful web

“Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
W.B. Yeats, The Wind Among the Reeds

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Write 4 a Day

Write 4 a Day

Write 4 a DayDon’t you deserve at least one day to write?

Write 4 a Day is a new series of monthly one-day writing retreats in upstate New York. While I shall be hosting the events, let me be clear that there is

  • no workshop
  • no agenda
  • no required activities
  • no assignments
  • no schedule
  • no WiFi

Write. Don’t write. Think. Daydream. Doodle. Outline. Come for the whole day or just for part of it; network, collaborate or write solo; wander the woods, hills, fields and streams of Universal Pathways for inspiration (bring sturdy shoes) or sit in a comfy chair and brainstorm. It’s up to you.

WHO – you!

WHAT – $20 fee for the space + any food you wish to eat (there’s a kitchen)

WHEN – inaugural meeting: Sunday, 20 September 2015, 10am-5pm

WHERE – Universal Pathways, 692 Pleasant Valley Rd, Berne, NY 12023 – Phone: (518) 872-2272

WHY – because you deserve a day to devote to your writing (or daydreaming or sketching or scheming or knitting or…)

Universal Pathways

I’m working on making How to Keep Writing with a Full Time Job into a more comprehensive guide. People have told me I need to provide a little more information and practical steps to reach the level of preparedness in that guide, so I’m using Write 4 a Day as an opportunity for me to develop a better guide that will help people carve out the necessary time in their busy lives and make the best use of that time, too. I also figure this will be a great way to get folks from all the writing communities I’m in to meet each other. Writing is hard: friends help!

By necessity, this will be a moveable feast as far as dates go, but I will try to get the word out in a timely manner.

Red Clover Dew

Soak your boots

“Polish your boots with red clover dew before Mabon and you will not put a foot wrong all winter.”

(taking no chances)

(taking no chances)