We’re better together

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Writing is commonly thought to be a solo activity. But I believe that a sustainable writing life takes a village. When we feel connected to community and are engaged in collaboration, our productivity and satisfaction can exponentially increase. When we gather to share our work, explore our ideas, and declare our intentions, we increase our odds of success. {tweet it}

Why? Because being witnessed adds accountability. Witnessing others is inspiring and invigorating. And seeing ourselves in the context of a tribe of writers who share our commitment and passion gives us a sense of belonging that can be hugely mobilizing.

This is why I teach, lecture, coach, and attend readings (both as reader and listener). And it’s why I encourage you to find an event in your community that brings you together with writers like you. If you happen to be in traveling range of Oregon, I’m offering a number of live events in the coming months, and I’d love to have you join us.

Let’s see how much better our writing lives can be when we take them on together.

Write and Publish Fierce with Sage Cohen
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 // 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. // Salem, OR

Producing the writing and publishing results you want may have more to do with your habits than your craft. In a free interactive lecture + workshop with detailed worksheets, I will share my top 10 strategies for writing and publishing fierce.

Move it Through: A Day of Writing and Dance Renewal
Saturday, March 18, 2017 // 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. // Portland, OR

Is grief or hurt or fear weighing you down? Would you like to have more freedom, ease, or relief in your mind and body? Are you yearning to tap into new discoveries and possibilities? Author and facilitator Staci Boden and I will take you on a dance and writing journey to help you discover new ground for yourself and your writing.

Fierce on the Page Open Mic Reading with Sage Cohen
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 // 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. // Vancouver, WA 98662
I’ll read a bit, and so can you!

Redefining Relationship: A Reading
Saturday, April 29, 2017 // 7:00 p.m. // Portland, OR

Artist Erin Leichty’s Re-Connection exhibit explores themes of losing and regaining connection to ourselves, our families, our communities and our country. Immersed in the gallery featuring her incredible work and inspired by her vision, this reading will feature some of Portland’s most powerful writers exploring the theme of redefining relationships—with our families, our enemies, and ourselves. I’ll be hosting this event and reading with Sara Guest, Christi Krug, Nikki Schulak, and Leanne Sype.

Writing and Finishing Fierce Poems Workshop
Sunday, May 21, 2017 // 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. // Newport, OR

Could you find a literary event in your community right now that appeals to you—and schedule it on your calendar? Declaring your intention to attend in the comments below could give you a little more motivation to follow through.

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