Women's Writing Pilgrimage


WWP Lunch 

The Women's Writing Pilgrimage project of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program began preforming in September 2010, led by Elizabeth West, Georgia Rhoades, Mary Anne Maier, Lisa Redman, and Christine Dave. This group began out of the need for women's community and meets monthly with a group of women from Appalachian and the community.  Exploring a range of subjects through writing and performance, the group performed their original work in April 2011 for an invited audience. If you want to be added to the Women's Writing Pilgrimage mailing list, please email Julie Karaus, at karausje@appstate.edu.

The Women's Writing Pilgrimage participated in the Boone One Billion Rising dances and rally on February 14, 2012 on campus and around town in celebration of Eve Ensler's initiative for women. Click here to see a youtube video of the event.

This year's pilgrimage is Cultivating Presence: Creating Space to Inhabit the Now. Workshops will begin at 6:30 p.m., with social gatherings held from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Please bring food to share.


Mon., Nov. 14- Georgia Rhoades, “Spirit Flower”Mon., Oct. 24- Anne Wright, “Prisons: Out of the Cage”

Tues., Dec. 6- Julie Karaus, “Taste Here Now: Cultivating a Mindful Palate”

Tues., Jan. 31- “Felting”

Tues., Feb. 28- “Jill & Mary Anne”

Tues., Mar. 28- Christine Dave, “Springtime Movement: How to Keep Focused on Steps to Create Intentional Spiritual Progress”

Tues., April 25 “Film Screening”  

Spring 2016: Empowerment through Creative Life

Jan. 13 "Mindful Mask-making" WAC Office Rm 253 Anne Belk Hall, 6-9

Jan. 27 "Shake, Rattle, and Bead" Room 224 I.G. Greer, 6-9

Feb. 10 "Letting Go to Let Grow" with Christine Dave

March 16 TBD

April 13 Rehearsal

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2014-2015 Events: Writing the Spiritual Timeline

Sept. 29: Facilitators Elizabeth West and Lisa Redman—“Circle of Vision,” Woodland Harvest Mountain 

Oct. 27: Facilitator Christine Dave—”Feminist Circle of Connections,” 314 Appalachian Dr., Boone, NC. Please contact davecs@appstate.edu for further directions.arm, 639 Edwards Rd., West Jefferson. Please contact elizabethwest@riseup.net  or lisa.g.redman@gmail.com for further directions.

Nov. 24: Facilitator Georgia Rhoades—“Loving to Learn,” Anne Belk Hall, Rm. 1116, Appalachian State University

Feb. 23: Facilitator Anne Wright—“Clashing Visions: Dealing with Difficult People,” 278 Log Hollow Rd., Boone, NC. Please contact jillsmithdesign@hughes.net for further directions.

May 4: Facilitators Jill Smith and Mary Anne Maier--"Embracing Group Conflict/Enjoying a Group That Works," 278 Log Hollow Rd., Boone, NC. Please contact jillsmithdesign@hughes.net for further directions.

June 8: Planning Session for Sharing, Anne Belk Hall, Room 251

September: Sharing Performance


2013-2014 Events:

Sept. 10: Facilitators Cassidy Maier and Mary Anne Maier-–“Genesis of the Future”

Oct. 7: Facilitator Diana Lee--"Healing Arts"

Nov. 4: Facilitator Mary Anne Maier --“Goddess of the Twenty-first Century”

December 16: Facilitator Christine Dave--"Mindful Eating"  ***$10.00 Particpant Fee (Please contact Christine Dave at davecs@appstate.edu for location details.)

Feb. 3: Facilitator Lisa Redman--“Permaculture Dreaming”

March 3: Facilitator Kirsten Tiedemann--"Beautifully Broken"  Mosaic Workshop  ***$10.00 Participant Fee 

April 7: elizabeth west--“Magical Activism”

May 5: Rehearsal for sharing

May 6, 7:00 p.m.: Performance, Table Rock Room, Plemmons Student Union

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The WWP Devi

Christine Sita Dave is employed as Assistant Director of the Learning Assistance Program at Appalachian State. She is an expressive artist with her creative ventures of Sacred Nourishment, Sacred Ceremonies/Rituals and Sacred Self-Journeys.

Mary Anne Maier taught creative movement and visual art in the Compensatory Education Program for CCCTI and is a founding member of Black Sheep Theatre. She has developed a classical labyrinth garden in her meadow on the mountain, where she grows organic food and flowers which sustain her physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Georgia Rhoades directs the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at Appalachian and teaches rhetoric and composition and women's studies in English.  She is a founding member of Black Sheep Theatre, writing and performing in political theatre, and her article on sheelanagigs appears in the current Feminist Formations (formerly NWSA Journal).

Anné Wright lives and works in Boone and holds a BA in English and Interdisciplinary Studies, an MLS, and a JD. She has performed in various community theater productions: My Fair Lady, The Sound of Music, Midsummer’s Night Dream, and Hamlet. She performed with Black Sheep in Ireland and is happy to be involved in their misadventures once again.



Contact Us

For information about the Writing Across the Curriculum Program please contact Director Georgia Rhoades at (828) 262-2075 or e-mail at rhoadesgd@appstate.edu

Writing Across the Curriculum Program
Appalachian State University
253 Anne Belk Hall
ASU Box 32033
Boone, NC 28608-2033

(828) 262-2075 (office)
(828) 262-2032 (fax)

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