Reflective writing together all year round
Wordspill is writing to and for yourself. It’s playing with words and seeing what you see. It’s writing without any pressure to be good. What’s the point? Well, in part, you do it for its own sake. Because it’s fun. But it also lets you be you. It’s a way to notice what shows up, what’s important. It’s a way to liberate yourself on the page. And once the ink is liberated you are too. There’s a spill into life – into how you go about the everyday, and the choices you make. It’s an extraordinary ordinary habit to cultivate. You can do it all year round in the Wordspill Writers community, or join one of the seasonal pop-ups.
A reflective writing community
A short wintry retreat January 2022
A Wordspill Review
“I was fortunate enough to join the first Wordspill in June and it was brilliant! I highly recommend it! I’m not sure how Gayle can improve on it, it was that good! Gayle has a lovely way about her, she guides and holds the group so beautifully! Thank you!”
“The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.”
Dates: community opens to new members October 2021
Imagine doing something each week that builds confidence and creativity. A habit that weaves into your weekly rhythm. That revitalises you, soothes you, reconnects you. That’s what Wordspill Writers is. A dose of play and personal exploration each week, for you to discover at your own pace.
Plus a wonderful community to share with and write alongside. Like, a really wonderful, safe community.
Wordspill Writers is for everyone. For people who ‘don’t write’. For people who do, and want a simple way to ensure they actually do. For people who need to write for their work or business and know that writing for just themselves will help (it will). For people who’ve lost their sense of self – you’ll come back in the notebook, I promise.
As well as writing prompts each week we have regular co-write sessions via zoom, and a monthly 90 minute writing workshop to play with and discuss prompts together.
It’s all rather good. The community is available to join three times each year – next one coming up in August 2021.
“When your journal travels with you,
you have your Self for company.”
– Kathleen Adams
Dates: January 2022 tbc
January invites us to slow down. To steep ourselves in some quiet contemplation and serious comfort.
For some, January is about imposing new rules – restricting ourselves in a bid to forge new and better habits. Start the new year with a shallow-rooted burst of doing.
That’s not what Wordspill Winter is for. We’re here for cosy socks, blankets by the fire with you notebook, pen and a mug of steaming succor. We’re here to say stop.
We’re here for noticing what happens when we let our roots unfurl and soak up whatever it is that nurtures us.
Wordspill Winter is a quiet act of rebellion against pressure and productivity. So the real work of meeting ourselves on the page can happen instead.
Mostly it’s a delicious, nourishing way to unfurl into the new year. With supportive people and prompts that will help you explore all that your particular January 2022 might have to offer you (and what it won’t).
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