“Let this be the year you befriend your soul in its radical particularity,
not forsaking it yet again for the bland demands and cravings of the masses.
Instead, may you elope with the wildness of your own true calling,
marry your soul to its deepest longings
and invite the hungry world to the wedding feast.”
—Excerpt, “A Blessing for the New Year,”
by Kayleen Asbo
AND NOW, WE BEGIN AGAIN
Let Writing Help You Bless the New Year
Let this be the year you marry your soul to its deepest longings…and write!
The poem begins, “As the hours of darkness begin to slowly wane from the winter sky/ So too may the fearful places of your heart unclench their grasp on your life.”
How can you “unclench your grasp” and write your new story in 2021, in a community of writers who will support you every step of the way? We think poetry, and writing, and women are an excellent way to begin. Join us for our new spring classes, loosely based on our theme of “Branches,” as inspired by our Branches Exhibition this spring.
We will be exploring themes of choices we’ve made, how our lives have branched out and evolved, the roads not taken, branches of personal growth, and how to take our writing to a whole new level. Plus we will write about the actual art in the show, and meet the artists who created it. Samplers are available to give you an idea of what to expect. We hope you’ll try us (or sign up again!).