Workshop: ‘Meditation & Coming Home’ with Raheema Sayed

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This workshop explores how the practice of meditation intertwines with the writing process. How do we ‘come home’ to ourselves? Sign up here!

Please be mindful when booking. This is a workshop for Black writers and writers of colour based in Scotland (or for people who, pre-COVID, would have normally been resident in Scotland).

Meditation & Writing Practices

Join Raheema Sayed for this free, 2-hour, online workshop for writers at all levels and in all genres!

Meditation is a practice of coming back to your breath. This workshop explores how your writing practice connects with the idea of breath, and coming home to your body. What are the different ways we can come home to ourselves? Meditation can remind us that writing helps us reclaim our power. It can help us become more aware of our bodies and surroundings. Meditation helps us pave a way toward expressing our emotions through writing, and connecting more deeply with our feelings.

Essential items include: access to the internet, and a working camera and mic

The Details

  • A max of 15 spaces, open to writers in all genres at all levels
  • This workshop will be hosted online using Webex (instructions will be sent to participants closer to workshop date)
  • We will practice different ways of attending to the body and breath
  • The facilitator will share creative pieces and we will discuss these as a group
  • The workshop will include creative prompts, and time to share
  • The workshop includes a 10-15min comfort break
  • Please respond to the RSVP* 4 days before the event to retain your ticket*
  • All SBWN events will adhere to our safer spaces policy. You can learn more about our policy here.
Access & Tech

To participate in the online event, you will need:

  • a good internet/wi-fi connection
  • a laptop, computer, tablet or mobile phone to join by audio and video
  • Please email your access requirements: scotbamewriters@gmail.com

*RSVP Policy: Our free events are very popular and have a waitlist. We will email you 4 days before the event to confirm your attendance. Please respond by the 24th July to confirm, otherwise we will release your ticket to our waitlist. Thank you!

About Raheema

Raheema Sayed is a writer and poet, raised in Edinburgh, with origins in India and South Africa. Her poetry has been published in YWCA Scotland’s RISE anthology, and she is currently working on creative writing and poetry, which explores her roots and experiences.

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