Sunday, November 29, 2015

A Writer's Best Friend

Ask any writer what his or her enemy is, and the answer will be “time”.  Finding time to write.  Looming deadlines.  Time passing. Time governs when we write, how we write.  It’s sometimes why we don’t write.  However, according to Christian McEwen, author of World Enough and Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down, time is precisely what a writer does have, and time can be a writer’s best friend.

Writer, educator, and cultural activist, Christian McEwen advocates slowing down.  In her book, World Enough and Time, she blends personal experience, readings, and interviews to discuss the creative impact of “taking time” – time for walks, journaling dreams, having conversations, sharing stories, praying – essentially “making space” in one’s life to savor the moments which inspire writing and art.

Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative is delighted to host Christian McEwen on Monday, December 7th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster, MA, as part of our ongoing Bridging Writers Series.  She will read excerpts from her book, World Enough and Time, and answer questions from the audience.

Whether you write, draw, paint, act, sculpt, sing, take photos, or simply want to learn how to enjoy life, Christian McEwen’s author’s reading and discussion will be an event you don’t want to miss.  

Paula Castner is a wife, mother of three, and a co-founder of Seven Bridge Writers' Collaborative as well as a freelance writer, playwright, writing and baking workshop facilitator, and drama director. She receives emails at

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