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

2017-02-17 11.45.30.jpgJen’s Tarot Exploration Workshop

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!

Sunday 22 Jan: Write 4 a Day

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

2017: Jan 22, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 23, May 21 [more TBA]

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

Write 4 a Day: Sunday 17 Apr

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!

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

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

WHEN – Sunday April 17, 10am-5pm

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

Detailed directions:

90 west to exit 1S

20 west / Western Avenue to

146 west to

156 west to

254 / Pleasant Valley Road (the left turn just past the turn to East Berne)

Continue along past the stop sign at Barber Corners, around two bends to the right and then down into the valley; just past the Browne farm where there’s the big brown barn with quilts, look for the yellow house and garage on the right hand side that looks like this:

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Write 4 a Day: 20 Feb

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!

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

WHAT – $20  (cash/check/PayPal – $15 for HVWG members) and food (a dish to share or your own lunch)

WHEN – Saturday February 20, 10am-5pm

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

*Co-sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild

Write 4 a Day

Write 4 a DayDon’t you deserve a whole day to pursue your writing? (or reading or drawing or –)

The next Write 4 a Day writing retreat is scheduled for this Sunday, January 24, 10-5 at Universal Pathways in Berne, NY. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ‘get away from it all’ just a few miles from the capital!

Join us in this lovely location for a day dedicated to your creative work. Just $20 to cover the rental of the place, bring a dish to share at midday or a lunch for yourself. Chat with the other folks or put your head down for uninterrupted work.

The choice is yours!

Directions here (and yes, we’ll be keeping an eye on the weather this weekend)

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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