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The Nest

Writing supports us in receiving guidance, deepening intuitive wisdom, and asking questions we may not have considered before. From a lens of emotional inclusivity, compassion and deep listening, we gather together in The Nest. We use creative writing prompts & discussion to consider our self-defined meanings of peace & wholeness.

I offer one-on-one beginning, intermediate, and advanced poetry therapy/wellness guidance and support that are highly personalized to fit your specific needs. You'll receive a free 30 min Discovery Call where I'll hear your needs and interests and then a free 30 min Proposal Call where I share the unique and personalized offering I've prepared. We start our journey from there on. For more information on individual offerings, visit the Plans and Pricing page. 

Group offerings will be listed below as well as the Home page. 

Upcoming Events @ The Nest & Beyond

  • Fearless Truth-Telling: a writing class with poets R.B. Simon & Lisa Marie Brodsky
    Fearless Truth-Telling: a writing class with poets R.B. Simon & Lisa Marie Brodsky
    Sat, May 04
    Art + Literature Laboratory
    May 04, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Art + Literature Laboratory , 111 S Livingston St, Madison, WI 53703, USA
    write your truth with curiosity, compassion, and integrity
  • Upturning Your Soil
    Upturning Your Soil
    Sat, Apr 06
    Google Meet
    Apr 06, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CDT
    Google Meet
    a virtual writing group using guided self-reflection & creative writing to change negative self-talk absorbed over time.
  • (ENDED) Inosculation: writing our parts together
    (ENDED) Inosculation: writing our parts together
    Sun, Apr 30
    Google Meet
    Apr 30, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CDT
    Google Meet
    Join Poetry Theray Practitioner-IT and published poet, Lisa Marie Brodsky Auter in the inaugural Hiraethlon writing offering! We'll use prompts to consider different parts of our identity & wellness. ***For a free scholarship, please check out using the coupon code, CARDINAL.***
  • (ENDED) Book Reading: R.B. Simon & Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (ENDED) Book Reading: R.B. Simon & Lisa Marie Brodsky
    Wed, Apr 12
    A Room of One's Own bookstore
    Apr 12, 2023, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CDT
    A Room of One's Own bookstore, 2717 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704, USA
    Lisa Marie Brodsky reads from "Motherlung" & R.B. Simon reads from her new book, "Not Just the Fire" at A Room of One's Own bookstore in Madison, WI. This is a free event with details at https://www.roomofonesown.com/event/evening-poetry-rb-simon-and-lisa-marie-brodsky

Discover your story

Hiraethlon offerings such as The Nest are designed to support you in navigating your emotions & thoughts using creativity & self-exploration. 

Your poems are so beautifully powerful that I feel the influence of the collective in them. I know this is very personal to you but as I read [Motherlung], I hear the underground river bubbling up. Perhaps an artist is the soft ground that yields to the water beneath bringing the voice of the collective to the surface. This voice yearns to be heard, expressed, here among the living. Perhaps the muse is the personification of the collective consciousness of all human experience. This comforts me to know that we are never alone, never isolated in our pain."

- Rita O, writer and student of "The Memory at Work: Writing Your Legacy," an online class offered by Lisa Marie via AllWriters' Workplace & Workshop

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