Fire circle: a community grief ritual

“Grief is subversive, undermining the quiet agreement to behave and be in control of our emotions. It is an act of protest that declares our refusal to live numb and small. There is something feral about grief, something essentially outside the ordained and sanctioned behaviors of our culture. Because of that, grief is necessary to the vitality of the soul.” Francis Weller

Come and gather in the forest around a hot and giving fire to explore and express our individual and collective griefs, and be witnessed for the grief we bring that makes us human and uniquely us. If you are shy about sharing your grief story, please consider that your grief may well be a gift that enables others to connect to their own.

Facilitators Meg Ulman and Patrick Jones will guide you through a passage into the hearts of our grief.

Saturday August 27 at 7pm

Venue and further details to be sent after booking.
Entry fee: a dry log to contribute to the communal fire.
There are 16 places available. Bookings essential.


August 27, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Maia Irell
Words In Winter Fire circle: a community grief ritual
Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.