Wild Write Meetups-
write deeply in community
Next groups start
24th of November 2020 (morning group 10-12 noon) and 2nd of December 2-4pm UK time- all online
Write your heart out, put pen to paper and see what happens.
Ponder, scribble, compose…
Pick up the shelved idea, give yourself breathing space, or make space for that novel idea that has been niggling you for a while.
Wherever you come from in your desire to write, I invite you to a series of Wild Write meetups .
Join me and a group of fellow scribblers for a weekly online writing meetup: WILD WRITE meetups.
A group space where we will actually get some writing done!
We will meet on Zoom at an regular time weekly, with a structure that looks roughly like this:
Bring a drink and whatever you need to write and be comfortable.
We will briefly check in to say what we are writing on, or planning to write or hoping to, then we will dive right in and with no further ado do some writing.
I’ll set the timer and we write for 30 min, then take a little break to briefly check in on how it’s going for everybody, and then go in for another 45 min writing stint. We’ll finish with a check out and wrap up.
There will be no sharing, feedback or critiquing of the content of the work, BUT a lot of actual writing gets done this way as we are all holding each other in a concentrated, supportive field.
If there is interest to share some of the writing, we can think of where and how we could do this at a different place/time.
Towards the end of each session I am happy to address questions about the writing process, obstacles etc and refer to resources.
My experience has been that this kind of writing in community really works!
I’ve been writing with friends and fellow writers in this way for over eight years, always with the beautiful tried and tested DEEP WRITING principles developed by my coach Eric Maisel – go check out his website: www.ericmaisel.com.
This way of writing in community has always felt super nourishing for me and has supported me through some tough times personally as well as through creative blocks and challenges.
‘I highly recommend Wild Writing with Eva… the space created is powerfully potent and focused, yet so simple. I decided to start on something that seemed impossible, overwhelming. And I did it! Amazing and so grateful. ‘ Kimaya Crolla-Younger
You can write whatever you like in these sessions. Here are some examples of things that participants have been written or worked on in Wild Write groups:
* free-writing/stream of consciousness writing,
* chapters for a novel
* website content
* editing of stories
* difficult, long overdue emails
* letters (letter to myself, letter to my headache’ ,letter to a future self, thank you letter)
* short stories
* course and job applications
* outline and structure of a novel
* transcription of interviews
* translation of tango lyrics
* content for a public talk.
I am asking that you commit to all four meetups if possible at all.
Wild Write groups will be limited to 16 people.
Cost: Pay what you can from sliding scale: £22, £33, £44, £55, £55, £77, £88, £99 via paypal or bank transfer- I will send details when you book.
WILD WRITE WEDNESDAYS , starting 2nd of December 2-4pm UK time
The dates are:
* 2nd of December 2-4 pm UK time
* 9th of December 2-4 pm UK time
* 16th of December 2-4 pm UK time
* 23rd of December 2-4 pm UK time
ALSO WILD WRITE MORNINGS!
Starts TUESDAYS from 24th of November 10am -12noon UK time
24th of November
1st of December
8th of December
15th of December
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH SOON IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!
To book email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is what participants of ‘Wild Write’ have said:
‘A gift to myself and a gift from others. a space to feel others around me. helps me focus and give this time to myself. connecting across distances. feeling held and less alone.’ Al Head
‘Thank you, Eva, for a wholehearted and enriching opportunity to delve into my creative imagination.
I found the simple time boundaries of shared writing a gentle way to hold me in my focus and intention to write and express myself. The sharing kept the process alive and allowed me to be witnessed and share a sense of community spirit with other writers. Deep writing with Wild Write is a real gift and a treasure I cherish and I definitely hope to continue with one day a week of shared writing where possible. It’s an anchor for my soul. Thank you.” KC
‘Eva has created a powerful writer’s cocoon with her wild writing sessions. I have found the holding of the event fully support a dive into my creativity and writing. I’s very simple yet very powerful to create and write alongside other people. Thank you Eva for giving me this time and space.’ Trevor
‘This is a wonderful venture by Eva Weaver – a gift in these times of lockdown. The sense of community is strong, Eva is a kind and wise facilitator, who somehow manages to tease out our creativity and help our prose and true selves shine!
I’ve surprised myself producing two pieces of writing that just came out of being in this fine group. I have also harnessed the group energy to write difficult emails, or notes to myself that I hadn’t gotten round to. Really you can work with this space how you feel – it’s a subtle, alchemical writing pot.’ Bayari Lou Beegan
‘ Eva created a very safe light and fun space during this course, to write in a way that was truly freeing because it was un-pressured. The weekly commitment of a writing space kept the structure, and the gentle check-ins helped to feel connected to a community, within a personal writing practice. I really loved the openness for the group to use the space to write what they chose; whether it was an erotic story, a to do list, a script, a bio or an important email, each piece and each person, was given the support and encouragement to work at their own pace and in their own way. A lovely way to begin writing or tap into an existing writing practice-i would definitely recommend trying this course.’
One participant of a WILD WRITE WEDNESDAY group wrote a piece in the last session that really touched me- it gives a lovely insight into what can happen in such a Wild Write group. I post it here with his permission. DK Green thank you so much, I really appreciate your writing and your articulations!
‘Ending of a New Beginning
I gave myself the gift of writing, long forgotten, always hankered and reached for.
I joined a group. Me, the lone wolf, surrounded by life and family and love and friendships… but inside always, a lone wolf. I stepped inside.
This group welcomed me, each of us shifting a little aside to make room for the other, each glancing at each other in various states of comfort and discomfort, wondering what this particular cauldron of individuals might create, or stir within us. Nervous. Excited. Hanging back, as ever, at the metaphorical walls, to watch and wait and learn.But online leaves no room for that. It confronts, each face clearly visible to all the others, each person, each personality, starkly on display. Mine too. Being the quiet one, in order to not stick out, to observe in order to learn… simply not possible. Not appropriate. Your turn, speak now, show yourself, each in turns. Not to expose, or judge, or speak or share anything you do not wish to, but to check in, say hi, share a little of yourself in simply being present.
A gathering of souls, of lives, as different and particular to each person as looking at mixed fruits in a glass bowl. There are similarities, recognitions, whilst also glaring dissonances. How delicious. What a mixed smorgasbord of delights. Like watching ten televisions at once, eyes skittering across the screen to catch this look, this emotion, that movement.Over the weeks each face becomes familiar, each name known, each voice recognised. Warm, familiar. This group ends today, but I already know I shall definitely be repeating this experience, by re-joining the next group. And the next. I wonder amiably if any of these faces will be there.
Intimacy is formed within this group of strangers. A connection, born of the courage to be seen, to join together in a joint effort, a liberating explosion, short bursts of free, and yes wild, writing. Whatever we choose or wish. Good, bad or ugly it matters not one jot. We’re all in this somehow, bizarrely, inexplicably, yet mutually and together.The vulnerability it takes to ‘be seen’ and ‘feel held’ in this experience is really quite extraordinary. They’re extraordinary people. Oh gosh. OK then. We are.
Seeing each other whilst we’re writing becomes the very holding. Watching while one seemingly struggles, one laughs, one curls up, and another stretches. A voyeuristic pleasure and yet a slight discomfort, seeing so much, of so many someones, even whilst they’re lost in their own worlds.So many lives. So many worlds. Yet only actually ten.
A smaller, safer space than it initially feels, when greeted with what feels like so many faces on the screen. But it is a small group. Intimate. Intertwined. Bound… by a shared love and pursuance of a common desire. To express oneself.Writing. Wild Writing on Wednesdays, to be precise.”
About me :
Writing is my passion and my main creative expression. I have published two historic novels, ‘The Puppet Boy of Warsaw’ (2013, which has been trnaslated into 13 languages, ‘The Eye of the Reindeer’ (2016) and am currently working on an erotic novel and a poetry collection, ‘Firewolf & Gazelle’.
I am interested in the connection between our bodies and how we express ourselves creatively. I believe passionately in the healing power of creativity and in our birthright to creativity. My intention is to support people to feel more empowered and alive and I bring my heart, passion and wisdom from my own healing journey and my experiences as a performance artist, writer, art therapist, sexological bodyworker, breathworker & creativity coach to my work, my writing and all of my offerings.