Creative Writing Sessions with Firefly Creative Writing

Creativity can come naturally to some, but it is also a skill that can be developed, learned and practiced. The Creative Writing Workshops with Firefly Creative Writing is an interactive three-part workshop series that will introduce you ways that you can use writing as a tool to unlock your creativity.

The program will consist of 3 workshops on the following topics:

  • Connecting to your Creativity through Writing
  • Writing as a Tool for Mindfulness
  • Loosening the Hold of our Inner Critic

Connecting to your creativity through writing

Date: Thursday september 15, 2022
Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm
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Creativity isn’t actually hard, but thinking about it, avoiding it, fearing it, resisting it – that’s where things get tangled up. In this workshop, we’ll bust past our self-imposed barriers and dive right in using expressive writing as the doorway to our inner flow. This is a joyful, non-intimidating workshop for anyone who has the urge to connect to the creative power inside of them.

This workshop will be run from an anti-oppressive framework. This means that as a facilitator, Sophia questions the power she brings to the room, centers the lived experiences of participants, works from a diverse framework of research and voices, and holds herself accountable to the group for how well she is curating a welcoming space for all. Feedback is encouraged.

Writing as a tool for mindfulness

Date: Thursday September 22, 2022
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Sit. Breathe. Write. Sounds easy, right? Often, it isn’t. We know that mindfulness is “good for us,” but we put it off, we get busy, we resist.  In this workshop, we’ll use guided writing practices to help us attune to the world around us, slow down our busy brains, and connect to our inner lives. From there, we’ll start to pay deeper attention to the moment we’re in, the stories we’re telling, and the messages our bodies are bringing us. We’ll end by creating some key words and activities to help us reconnect to our mindfulness anytime we need to.

This workshop will be run from an anti-oppressive framework. This means that as a facilitator, Sophia questions the power she brings to the room, centers the lived experiences of participants, works from a diverse framework of research and voices, and holds herself accountable to the group for how well she is curating a welcoming space for all. Feedback is encouraged.

Loosening the hold of our inner critic
Registration has now closed.

Do you ever feel like there’s just something in the way of your creativity? You are not alone. We all have blocks, even the most seemingly productive people. In this workshop, we’ll use writing as a way to uncover and get to know those inner ‘Saboteurs’ standing in our way and loosen the hold of our inner critics.

Note: Please complete the free, online Saboteur Assessment (https://www.positiveintelligence.com/saboteurs/)  and bring your results to the workshop. If you don’t complete the assessment, that’s totally ok. Instead, spend some time exploring your inner critic, that inner judgemental voice that blocks your creative path.

This workshop will be run from an anti-oppressive framework. This means that as a facilitator, Sophia questions the power she brings to the room, centers the lived experiences of participants, works from a diverse framework of research and voices, and holds herself accountable to the group for how well she is curating a welcoming space for all. Feedback is encouraged.


Sophia Apostol

Sophia Apostol is a facilitator and coach for Firefly Creative Writing. She brings a mama bear warmth and a passion to her work, and especially likes holding safer spaces for people who are feeling nervous about writing. Sophia is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Certified Neuroscience Coach (CNTC), so she likes to geek out about the creative process, our motivators, and our resistances. In her writing she uses her past to make sense of her present. More information about Sophia here: https://fireflycreativewriting.com/sophia-apostol

About Firefly:

Firefly Creative Writing is a small-but-mighty team of writing coaches with a great big vision. If you love to write or need to write, you are a writer. Our job is to help you reconnect to the fuel, momentum, and self-trust to make that happen. We run workshops, coaching programs, retreats and send out beautiful snail mail every month. Check out our work here: https://fireflycreativewriting.com/

Email Cassie Price, Program Manager, Brock LINC at cprice2@brocku.ca with any questions.