Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sundays at 2 (tomorrow): Author in the Galleries

Many thanks to the folks at the Greenville County Museum of Art for inviting me to read. The event will take place in the gallery that in which photographer Owen Riley’s work is currently exhibited. I’ll be making connections between  text and image, people and place. Details below.
Mar 22, 2015

Sundays at 2: Author in the Galleries

2 pm – 3 pm

Join local author Heather Marshall as she reads excerpts from her most recent book, The Thorn Tree, along with short selections from other Celtic writers. Listeners will be invited to make connections between the words and visual images in the gallery.

All Sundays at 2 programs are free and are presented by Duke Energy.

420 College Street, Greenville SC 29601

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Write to the Heart

First day of Spring, sunshiny and lovely here in South Carolina. After you get a little sun on in the morning, come on in to North Main Yoga and Write to the Heart.

 Write to the Heart with Heatherthistle for write to the heart

March 21, 2015 @ North Main

Write to the Heart: The Story of Your Life as A Heart-Centered Pilgrimage.  Whether you are walking in to work, to your home, to the coffee shop, everything in your life is created as a result of who you are at your core, at your heart. Every time you step into a space, you bring more than what’s needed for the next item on your calendar, you bring yourself. You’re on a pilgrimage of sorts; each moment is an intersection of hopes and fears and challenges. Each moment offers us the opportunity to meet it at the heart.

Using image as inspiration and creative writing as a tool, participants will explore where they are on their pilgrimage, reconnect with the heart center that drives that pilgrimage and see where they would like to journey next.

Class includes gentle movement and writing.  No experience in yoga or writing is needed.

Bring a journal / paper and pen.

Cost: $20
Time: 2-4pm

March, 2015: Reading, Writing and Piping

Last month brought play time in the snow, lots of opportunities for sitting by the fire, extra writing time and the joy of meeting with loads of teenaged writers who hope to attend the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. The first weeks of my Four Weeks of Fiction class also took place. We’ll finish up the class on these first two Tuesdays of March. (More posts on that to follow over the next couple of weeks.)

In addition to the usual teaching and writing work, I’ll be out and about reading, writing and piping this month.

Sunday, March 8: in the morning, I’ll be speaking with a book club about The Thorn Tree.

In the afternoon, I’ll be piping with the City of Greenville Pipes and Drums at Return to the Green, the family festival that precedes St. Patrick’s Day. It’s held at Fluor Field. Good times!

Saturday, March 22: a mindful flow writing workshop at Greenville Yoga–Write to the Heart. Get to the heart of what drives your life.

Sunday, March 23: reading at Greenville County Museum of Art. I’m reading from my own novel, The Thorn Tree,  and from the works of other Celtic Writers (just trying to extend the St. Paddy’s Day good-time vibe a little). There will also be connections to Owen Riley’s photography exhibit.