The Words for Wellbeing Organisation

The Burn Flows into the Sea

The Burn Flows into the Sea is an online writing event for grieving and remembrance, led by artist and writer Jane Walker.

It takes place on Friday 6 November, starting at 11.00am.

2020 has been a difficult year, when we are all aware of absent friends – those who have died, and those whom we have been unable to see, for whatever reason. Jane will facilitate this event from a beach, and will guide you to write memories of absent friends, thinking about the elements of fire and water. Using your prompts, she will undertake a simple ceremony of ‘letting go’, floating paper boats on water, and burning them in fire.

Jane is a self-taught artist and creative writer, who has facilitated health and wellbeing workshops for many years. Since 2018 she has led Lapidus Scotland’s Art into Writing group.

The event is free (though donations are welcome), and numbers are limited, so please book in advance.

The Burn Flows into the Sea is part of the to absent friends festival 2020, taking place across Scotland from 1 to 7 November – in public spaces, over social media, among friends, families and communities, and in people’s minds and hearts.

Images: The Burn Flows into the Sea, © Jane Walker 2020
“Paper boat” by sharokma is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

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