Each month, we will explore what it means to take time out of our busy lives and meet the sacred pause that waits whenever we slow down and create community. I'll feature a new guest each month and discuss writing as a healing practice of self-compassion, a way to access the most authentic parts of ourselves. Then we'll all write together, using prompts to go in our own directions.Join the Community
Our Monthly Meetings
2-hour live monthly Zoom writing sessions
Every 2nd Wednesday from 10am-12pm PT / 1-3pm ET
Guest Poet or Teacher
Discussion and prompts
Community Writing Time
A Sacred Pause
This is a safe and inclusive space that’s free of the pressures to produce or publish, where we can embrace play and experimentation as our main intentions.
No matter what you write or how often, this offering can be a nourishing infusion of inspiration to fuel your creative practice.
Tap into the power of writing together in community with the shared purpose of a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us.
Private Facebook Group
A place to stay connected throughout the month with James and the community. You are welcome to share poetry, resources and reflections in this community space.
The portal provides access to all membership information and content, including audio/video recordings from monthly meetings (closed captions included).
Poetry, Publishing and Writing Resources
James and his guest poets will provide resources for writing as a sustaining spiritual practice. Participants will automatically receive James' free Weekly Pause newsletter, which offers uplifting poems and prompts each week.
James Crews is the editor of several bestselling anthologies, including The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy and How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope, which has over 100,000 copies in print. He has been featured in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, The Christian Science Monitor, and on NPR’s Morning Edition. James is the author of four prize-winning books of poetry—The Book of What Stays, Telling My Father, Bluebird, and Every Waking Moment—and a book of short essays, Kindness Will Save the World: Stories of Compassion and Connection. James also speaks and leads workshops on kindness, mindfulness, and writing for self-compassion. He lives with his husband on forty rocky acres in the woods of Southern Vermont.
Live meetings will typically be on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, from 10am-12pm PT / 1-3pm ET.
Live sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Video and audio recordings will be available within 72 hours of each session. Closed captioning will be available during live sessions and in video recordings.
Cancellation: Your membership will be billed monthly. You can cancel your monthly subscription easily at any time through your Account Settings.
Please email [email protected] with questions.