New Year Writing Retreat (on Zoom)

Lisa O'Neill and Melisa Doran Cole

New Years are sacred times. Times for resets and renewals. Times to reflect on the gifts and challenges of the previous year and to look ahead to the future. They are times rich with wisdom and ripe with possibility. We can enter into stillness in these times to better understand ourselves and this world we live in. This is an invitation to share this time in community.
2020 has challenged us all in so many ways, and there is much we can glean from what we've been through, individually and as a collective.
Join us for a day of respite and connection, a day of reflection on what we’ve learned this past year and writing into our intentions for 2021. Together, we will hold space for our individual and collective wisdom, wonderings, desires, and dreams.
The day will include writing as well as exploration of tarot wisdom in relation to the new year. All are welcome.
We will meet on Zoom from 10-2:30, breaking for a half hour lunch.
Bring something to write with and on, your imaginations, your open hearts and curious minds.

The New Year Writing Retreat will be held on Zoom and will be capped at 20 participants so reserve your spot soon.
About Your Leaders:
Lisa M. O'Neill is a writer, writing teacher, and creativity usher doing her best everyday to move through the world with authenticity and compassion. A native New Orleanian who recently returned, I received my MFA in creative nonfiction writing from the University of Arizona. For over a decade, I have taught writing including community workshops, courses at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College, and at detention and the state prison with incarcerated adults and youth. I also work individually with writers a Creativity Usher, helping them locate their stories and craft them on the page. I believe that everyone has stories inside them that they need to tell and that the world needs to hear. I believe in the power of writing to heal, enhance understanding of self and others, and add beauty and grace to the world. I am the founder, host, and producer of The Matriarchitects podcast which features change-makers building a culture that respects, values, and celebrates women. My essays and articles have been published in B_tch, Diagram, Edible Baja Arizona, GOOD, Good Housekeeping, The Guardian, Bustle, Salon, The Feminist Wire, and The Washington Post.
Melisa Doran Cole is the owner of the metaphysical Magick shop The Ninth House. She is a former social studies teacher, tarot reader, yoga teacher, artist, world traveler, and hardcore introvert.