I'm thrilled to be participating in the 17th Annual Statewide Caregiver's Conference happening on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, in Concord, NH. I'll be teaching my "Writing through Caregiving" workshop for conference participants. To learn more and register, click here.
I'm delighted to have this new flash nonfiction piece, Meditation: Moon, in Farmer-ish's final annual. I hope you'll take the time to check out some of the other pieces in this beautiful publication.
The July/August 2023 issue of The Red Eft is here! It features some writing updates, reading recommendations, a writing prompt, a fun homemade dye project, info on upcoming workshops, the fabulous writer Melanie Brooks, and more. Read more here.
I love teaching community writing workshops, and when I get to hold space for caregivers, it's especially meaningful for me. This fall, I am partnering with the Dempsey Center to offer a writing and journaling workshop for cancer caregivers, something I wish I had been able to access when I was caring for Steve. The workshop is being held virtually on December 7, 2023. You do need to be a Dempsey Center participant to sign up for this workshop, but you can learn more about the workshop and find out more about the Dempsey Center offerings and becoming a Dempsey Center client here.
The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is having a wonderful series of educational events put on by Chewonki during summer 2023. Learn about Maine owls and so much more at the Gardens this summer, and read about the series here. Photo courtesy of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
The latest issue of my newsletter, The Red Eft, is here. The May/June issue features fellow writer Karen DeBonis, some writing updates and reading recommendations, news about grief camp, a sweater pattern, a tree fact from Zoe, and much more!
Interested in planting for pollinators this spring (especially here in Maine)? Check out this blog post for the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on the benefits of pollinators, along with some native pollinators you can plant in your backyard or gardens. Photo courtesy of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
I will be volunteering at Camp Ray of Hope this year, and I'll be offering a "Writing through Grief" workshop as part of the programming. Writing and journaling can be incredibly helpful tools when we are living through the loss of a loved one, and this workshop is designed to help participants explore different writing techniques.
Camp Ray of Hope is a weekend retreat for individuals and families from Maine who are grieving the death of a loved one. Childcare and scholarships are available.
I'm thrilled to share that I was selected as a Finalist for the 2023 Sustainable Arts Foundation awards. The Sustainable Arts Foundation provides grant support to parent artists and writers, and I was selected out of nearly 2,500 applicants, so I am deeply honored. To learn more about the Sustainable Arts Foundation and see the list of 2023 grantees and finalists, click here.
The latest issue of The Red Eft, my bimonthly newsletter, is here! I've included some writing and workshop updates, a cool egg-dyeing project with handmade natural dyes, a feature of the phenomenal knitting designer, Bristol Ivy, a hedgehog fact from Zoe, and more! You can read the March/April issue here.
Sarah Kilch Gaffney lives and writes on a little piece of land in Maine.