Beginning Writing Class (Hilo)


This class is for people who are interested in starting to write, and also for people who already write but would like to refocus their practice.

Each meeting will focus on a different aspect of writing practice. We’ll talk about “morning pages” and keeping a notebook, experiment with writing from prompts, writing in nature, and revising.

Most meetings will begin with movement and meditation. There will be in-class writing time, and a time to share what you’re experiencing and ask questions.

The class will meet every other Sunday afternoon from 4:15-5:45, beginning Sunday April 19th and ending Sunday June 28th.

There are 4 places remaining in the class, so please confirm your place if you’re interested.

You can email Ruth at

Loving-Kindness Meditation

Last Sunday, as thunder rolled in and the sweet rain began to fall at last on Hilo, I was in the middle of leading a loving-kindness meditation for a wellness series. I could feel every stressed tree, every parched blade of grass, open its cells and sigh with relief. It seemed so perfect to be offering sweetness to our own bodies and hearts. Afterward, I kept thinking of Hopkins’ “send my roots rain,” and the many sorts of rain our roots need. Here is the loving-kindness meditation created for that workshop.