LOVE LETTERS - NOT JUST FOR LOVERS
A Jewish in Me Writing Workshop led by Dorothy Gilbert Goldstone
Join Dorothy Gilbert-Goldstone at 10 a.m., Sunday, August 10, in BHC’s library to explore the power of writing about love. Letters of love are like lifelines, reaching out across chasms of shyness, time, misunderstanding, distance, afterlife. As you reach for the words, a new understanding about that connection emerges in your heart, whether or not you ever send the letter.
To whom will you write? It might not be romantic. Perhaps to the movie heartthrob you dreamed of at night, the grandparent who tucked you in while your parents were at work, your grown child about the day she was born, or perhaps your love for a pocket watch, or the only memory you hold of a relative.
On Monday, August 11, a secular tradition is celebrated in many Jewish communities, a kind of Jewish Valentines Day called Tu B’Av. Perhaps you can write a card to slip under someone’s door or pillow Sunday night.
Step out of the business of life, and write a letter of love.
When: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Sunday, August 10, 2014
Where: Abe Goldstone Library, Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Synagogue
Bring: Notebook, pencil and pen or stationary and envelopes for three letters
Group limited to 10 members - No writing experience necessary
Suggested Donation: $10
Gilbert-Goldstone has been leading writing groups and coaching writers for over thirty years. Her workshops are built on the simple philosophy that everyone is born with the inherent ability to write. Trained by award-winning poet Pat Schneider, creator of the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, Gilbert-Goldstone creates a small group atmosphere where one truly feels safe enough to write down anything. That sense of safety leads writing into unexpected, delightfully playful, moving, joyful, or tender spaces of emotion. There are no “right” ways to write in a Jewish in Me Writing Workshop, just your way.