53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:October 16th, 2016.
Category/Categories:Spirituality of the Environment
Creative Expression

“If you look closely at a tree you'll notice its knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.” Matthew Fox 

We live intimately with trees. We breathe in what they breathe out. Their fruits feed us. Their lumber shelters and warms us. Music comes from their wood. And like the trees, our imperfections can be beautiful. Spend an afternoon among the trees of the Providence Arboretum and explore these connections as we write together in a workshop led by teacher and poet, V. Jane Schneeloch.  We will be using the Amherst Writers and Artists method which honors the writer and his/her choice. Participants will be free to share or not share as they choose. This workshop is open to all, regardless of writing ability. The focus is not on creating a polished final product, but on exploring and celebrating through writing the life we share with our brother and sister trees.

1:30 – 4:00pm   Fee: $35.  Pre-registration is required.

Leader: V. Jane Schneeloch


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How many are your works, O Lord! In wisdom you made them all, the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious teeming with creatures beyond number- living things both large and small.
- Psalm 104:24-25