"I have taken weekly workshops through Portland Women Writers for the last few years now. It is the touchstone of my week. I have been writing for a long time and have been in many different styles of writing groups and writing programs, and this is the most supportive one I have experienced. I have come home to my own voice while being in these groups because they are both nurturing and alive--great places to grow writing. And they are so skillfully facilitated. I can’t recommend them enough."
-Weekly Practice Participant
"Did we begin 8 weeks ago?...Funny how that is with strangers or those we do not know. How moment by moment, as stories are shared, bread broken, honesty spoken...moment by moment we are revealed, become known. To me that is the essence of writing, or maybe even just being. The yearning to be known. To share what matters, to be heard. It is an act of love on a scale that transcends the body and moves into the soul. To be known and to know. To feel a part of something beyond ourselves. To be understood. Why is it so rare? I do not know. What I do know is that when someone shares with authenticity, there is a connection that warms my soul, makes me feel less alone. A treasure I hold, then must let go. For the connection is but a moment. But that brief moment is what holds us, moves us forward in some way to the next moment. A gift of the soul."
~ Carol T.
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