Regenerate Your Spirit, Generate New Writing A one-day yoga and writing workshop led by Mary Lane Potter and Stacy LawsonAugust 18, 2022 By Event Details Date: Saturday, Jan 28th, 2023, 9:00 am Venue: Camano Island, Washington Categories: Regional Workshop, Writing Workshop Breath, rhythm, movement, deep listening—these are the skills fundamental to writing that are often ignored. Inspired by Genesis 1:2: “And the breath of God swept over the face of the waters,” this workshop will immerse participants in exercises that can help writers transform “wild and waste” into form and beauty. Guided breathing, movement, rhythm, and listening experiences will flow into related writing opportunities. Join us at Regenerate Your Spirit, Generate New Writing to refresh your spirit, create fresh work, true your voice, and deepen your writing practice. To prepare for our gathering, participants will be asked to: read a short excerpt; write a brief summary of their writing practice; complete a writing exercise; and practice a simple movement meditation. Materials for these preparations will be sent two weeks before the workshop. This workshop is open to writers working in any genre at any level; and no yoga experience is required. Saturday, January 28, 2023 9 AM – 4 PM, Pacific Time, Please arrive by 8:30AM Biographies Stacy Lawson is a writer, a seeker, a therapeutic yoga instructor, a creativity coach, and keyboard activist dedicated to encouraging truthful and brave dialogue. In her early days she taught writing, adult basic education, and ESL in community colleges and literacy centers. Her work has appeared in Under the Sun, r.kv.r.y quarterly literary journal, Raven Chronicles, The 34th Parallel, Blue Lyra Review, Kveller. Stacy lives in Seattle with her husband and their beloved dog Juneau. Mary Lane Potter’s books include Strangers and Sojourners: Stories from the Lowcountry, the novel A Woman of Salt, and the memoir Seeking God and Losing the Way. Her essays and stories have appeared in Parabola, Witness, River Teeth, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Minerva Rising, Tiferet, Spiritus, SUFI Journal, Leaping Clear, and others. Breath and movement meditation—drawn from Jewish, Sufi, ecstatic dance, and automatic drawing traditions—have grounded her writing practice for decades. There is no fee to attend this workshop. Lunch will be provided. Transportation to and from the workshop location on Camano Island is the responsibility of participants. Participants may be eligible to receive financial assistance to offset those travel expenses (may include lodging in workshop vicinity for those who need accommodations the night preceding the workshop and/or to help pay for driving travel expenses) by completing a Financial Need Statement on the registration form. Registration is required and is limited to 8 participants. The repeat session of this workshop will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at the same venue and time. Participants who would be unable to attend the January workshop are encouraged to apply to the September workshop. Registration for September will be available February 1. 10 participants will be accepted in September. Registration Process: Registration for this workshop has now closed, as all registration spots have been filled.