What I'm doing: leading a writing workshop based on the Amherst method, which was specifically developed as liberatory practice for silenced and marginalized voices, and is of course, welcoming to all. I once ran workshops for the New York Writers Coalition, which provides a quiet space for New Yorkers to write and share for 1-2 hours a week. Workshops are open to all at public libraries or are held at Rikers, nursing homes, community centers, alternative high schools, parks, etc.
What you'll get: In response to specific writing prompts, me-time to write and if you so desire, share it with us for affirmative feedback. I will provide instructions. We'll likely do two writing rounds.
Who's welcome: you, your kids, your spouse, etc.
What you will need: a notepad, pen/pencil, a willingness to trust your voice, and encourage each other. (Remember, you're under no obligation to share what you write)
Optional: preferred beverage, other treats, etc.