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A Deeper Shade of Red – A Women’s Body Soul Writing Retreat for the New Year

Marlene Schiwy

December 31, 2020

Online, Zoom,

Desert Dancers courtesy Nancy Patterson

To write is to note down the music of the world, the music of the body, the music of time.    ~ Hélène Cixous, Rootprints

The red of Dionysus belongs to women. So dark it is almost black, it calls up old wine, deep wounds, and the marbled walls of the womb itself heavy with twisted veins reaching inevitably toward the heart.     ~Nor Hall, Dreaming in Red

As a tumultuous year and decade draw to a close, this online Body Soul Writing Retreat offers time and spaciousness to reflect on the year gone by, and a shared ritual space to cross the threshold of a new year and decade. We will gather as a thiasos, “a congregation of women attentive to the mystery in things.” Together we’ll sort the seeds of 2020, and write and dance our way into 2021. This New Year’s Retreat offers sanctuary from the outer tasks and obligations of our daily lives, and an opportunity to enter the rich realm of soul, imagination, and possibility.

Please bring a beautiful notebook or journal and your favorite pens. You may also want to have sketch paper and some coloured pencils or pastels nearby. A ‘Welcome’ email with more details and some written excerpts will be sent to registered participants in early December.

Dates: Thursday, December 31st, 2020, 10 am-1 pm and Friday January 1, 2021, 10 am-1 pm (Pacific time)

Dates: December 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Marlene Schiwy

If registered by December 1st, $185 CAD (in Canada); $185 USD outside Canada
If registered after December 1st, $225 CAD (in Canada); $225 USD outside Canada.
Payment can be made by e-transfer, PayPal or personal cheque.

For More Information or To Register:
Please contact Marlene at schiwy3@shaw.ca or call 604-734-3554, http://www.marleneschiwy.com


December 31, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Online, Zoom