Fall 2019 ~ Women’s Writing Groups 

Fall 2019 ~ Women’s Writing Groups 
“One day it’s the clouds,
one day the mountains.
One day the latest bloom
of roses—the pure monochromes,
the dazzling hybrids—inspiration
for the cathedral’s round windows.
Every now and then
there’s the splendor
of thought: the singular
idea and its brilliant retinue—
words, cadence, point of view,
little gold arrows flitting
between the lines.”
~ Thomas Centolella
 
(Watercolor by Meganne Forbes) 
 
Ten Tuesday Mornings 10:00 ~ 12:30: Beginning September 24
Cost: $650 (Deposit ~ $250)
 
Ten Wednesday Evenings 5:30 ~ 8: Beginning September 25
Cost: $650 ~ (Deposit ~ $250)

Ten Thursday Mornings 10:00 ~ 12:30: Beginning September 26
Cost: $650 ~ (Deposit ~ $250)
 
Janet Lucy, MA, is an award-winning writer and poet, the author of Moon Mother, Moon Daughter ~ Myths and Rituals that Celebrate a Girl’s Coming of Age and The Three Sunflowers, an award-winning children’s book, and the bilingual version, Los Tres Girasoles.  Her latest children’s book, Mermaid Dreams, is available now, and coming soon in bilingual form. She has been a contributor to Mamalode, Mothering, Natural Solutions, The Sun, Skirt! and Real Travel magazines. Janet is the Founder of  “Women’s Creative Network” in Santa Barbara, CA, where she offers intuitive and creative consulting for spiritual and professional development, facilitates women’s weekly writing groups, as well as international women’s writing retreats. Janet loves to share her divine inspiration with other women. 

New Podcast! The Wisdom of Mermaid Dreams on “Women in Depth”

112: The Wisdom of Mermaid Dreams

I discuss my new children’s book, Mermaid Dreams, with Lourdes Viado, Phd on her program,”Women in Depth”

112: The Wisdom of Mermaid Dreams

“Mythology and storytelling are age-old methods of passing along wisdom, sharing experience, and explaining or teaching about life.”

Learning to trust your intuition, feelings, and dreams is a powerful experience.

With all the stories and lessons told to children today, our society does not seem to support the notion that women should learn to trust their intuition. This is a meaningful lesson for any woman, whether she’s a Maiden, Mother, or Crone. This is a lesson that is truly universal.

In this episode, I talk with Janet Lucy about her new children’s book Mermaid Dreams. This book encompasses many missing lessons from today’s children’s literature, while also depicting the connection between mother and daughter. Janet also shares how goddess mythology illuminates her ideas within the book.

Take a listen to learn Janet’s new book Mermaid Dreams and how this story passes along universal wisdom to women.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What inspired you to write Mermaid Dreams? (3:14)
  • What is the significance of the Mermaid to you? (7:17)
  • How does the story in Mermaid Dreams depicts the connection between mother and daughter? (12:46)
  • What coming-of-age concepts does Mermaid Dreams address? (14:15)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • About the story of the African goddess Yemaya. (9:12)
  • How the power to change your dreams coincides with the power you have over your psyche. (15:03)
  • How Janet’s book teaches children to go within themselves and learn to trust their inner voice. (18:00)
  • How Janet’s books apply to all women. (20:54)
  • How women’s internalized beliefs can manifest into the basis of fear. (25:15)

Resources:

Episode 91: The Heroine’s Journey: The Call to Transformation

Episode 95: Mothers, Daughters, Myth & Moon: Rituals to Honor a Girls’ Coming-of-Age

Janet Lucy’s Website

Janet’s Books

Women’s Weekly Writing Groups

Women’s Creative Network

Summer WILD 2019 ~ Writing Group Invitation & Offerings 

Summer WILD 2019 ~ Writing Group Invitation & Offerings 

“Wildness 
reminds us 
what it means 
to be human, 
what we are connected to 
rather than what we are 
separate from.” 
~ Terry Tempest Williams
~*~
“We need the tonic of wildness …
At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, 
we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, 
that land and sea be indefinitely wild, 
unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. 
We can never have enough of nature.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
Eight Tuesday Mornings 10:00 ~ 12:30: Beginning July 9
Eight Thursday Mornings 10:00 ~ 12:30: Beginning July 11
New! Online Writing Group ~ Eight Weeks: Beginning July 9 
This summer I am offering aonline group for women to connect from far and wide … you will receive the weekly inspiration and prompts I offer my Santa Barbara based groups with three distinct writings each session (15 minutes, 30 minutes, five minutes), and an opportunity for witnessing and reflection of anything you choose to share. This will be done through email, all through writing. I will provide clear guidelines for how to participate as a writer and a witness. 
Writing Group Facilitator’s Training: Dates TBA 
You’ll receive all the guidance—practical and spiritual—to create and facilitate an inspiring and successful writing circle. Also excellent for retreat facilitators and other group leaders.