2009 – A year well written!

Dear Monthlies

The end of another year, and after attending eight writing workshops, one that has been incredibly productive for the Monthly writing groups. This year we have truly written awry, thanks as always to Anne’s inspired  and inspiring workshops.  We have reached the sky, felt the wind, swam towards meaning,  climbed way out of comfort zones, listened to the earth as she breathed, let thunder roll into our writing, burned away the dross and finally found ourselves in the Valley of Joyous Expression.

It’s been a great year for many of the monthlies – what with books being accepted by publishers, art exhibitions, second books being launched – the monthlies are hot!  (And if you don’t believe me, take a look at the Karin Andersen’s news about Afrika Burn for a sizzling end to the  exciting news for the year! Make sure you watch the video too – especially  1 minute 22 seconds in!)

Portfolio Day was brimful of  writers showing what they had done during 2009, but Anne still managed to get us writing for the blog – Shadorma after Shadorma, followed by yet more Shadormas!  They are such fun to write. I tried to find out more about them, but very little is known, and so I think we’ll just go with the Monthly interpretation of this poetry form:  poems redolent with sleeping shadows!

It’s been my privilege to edit such talented writers – thank you for making my task so easy! May I end  this with a gift of words to the wonderful women who make up Anne Schuster’s Monthly Writing Groups?


Shadormas for the Monthlies


O Shadorma

Are you but

a sleeping shadow-

poem of dreams


Your name gives me the freedom

to think of you so.


The Monthlies

She who writes

swings on threads of words.

Eyes open

she mind-dreams,

falls aslant into stories

and writes her way out.

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One comment on “2009 – A year well written!

  1. This is amazing work…Please send me information about Anne Shuster´s writing courses in 2010. I am very keen and ready to participate!!



    By the way, what are shadormas?

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