Mentorship for Poets & Writers
In his book, “The Courage to Create,” Rollo May describes courage as essential to the process of creating. In addition, so is the capacity to manage the zigzag of hopes and fears often accompanying one’s life as a creative within the context of his/her/their personal sphere. Maintaining a realistic sense of hope and direction, as well as facilitating growth in the creator– if not indeed inspiring my clients–is central to my identity and practice as a mentor, writer, and supporter of both the artist and the arts. Within a supportive and respectful space, I encourage discussion of process and project in a way that, optimally, also fosters positive movement creatively and personally.
Mentoring sessions can:
Support writers through productive and/or more sluggish periods.
Address fears around disclosing and expressing sensitive subjects or secrets.
Deal with concerns about rejection, competition, and feelings of adequacy.
Facilitate completion of writing goals, synched with timelines for submissions.
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
– Mary Oliver