Become a part of a larger conversation.
Writing is a sustaining spiritual practice that can save us daily. It connects us to ourselves and to each other, and we have found that when we come together with the shared intention of writing as a community, magic happens on the page and in our lives.
HearthFire is a monthly membership community.
Connect to others across the globe as we explore how to hold the joys and sorrows that come with us on the journey.
Live Writing Sessions occur every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 10-11:30am PT / 1-2:30pm ET
$25 / month
Your monthly subscription includes:
- (2) 90-minute live Zoom writing sessions monthly with James and Danusha
- Bonus sessions with guest writers and spiritual teachers
- 20% off Poetry of Resilience Webinars
- 50% off Self-Guided Courses
- Private Facebook group
- A membership portal that provides access to all membership information and content, including audio and video recordings from bimonthly meetings
- Online discussion forums
- Bi-weekly Poetry and Writing Resources
- Peer-to-peer writing groups
- An ever-building collection of digital content related to poetry, including craft talks and stories about poetry/poets we love and admire
- Opportunities for Q and A with James and Danusha
- Live and pre-recorded bonus sessions, including craft talks, poetry story time, guest sessions and more!
A Sacred Space
We believe in creating sacred space where we can all step outside of time and our busy lives together, and enter into soul time. As practicing poets and writers, Danusha and James have learned what supports us on the creative journey, and they’ll share the practices they’ve gathered during writing sessions every other week. You’ll also have access to the wisdom of a visiting guest writer or spiritual teacher each month, and we’ll offer both poems and prompts during monthly writing sessions to spark new pieces of writing that you’re welcome to share in peer-to-peer groups or in our private Facebook group.
Gather around the hearth fire with us, and find the warmth and connection of writing in community together, supported by peers from all across the world.
Guest Poets & Teachers
Danusha Laméris’ first book, The Moons of August (2014), was chosen by Naomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the Autumn House Press Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the Milt Kessler Book Award. Some of her work has been published in: The Best American Poetry, The New York Times, Orion, The American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner. Her second book, Bonfire Opera, (University of Pittsburgh Press, Pitt Poetry Series), was a finalist for the 2021 Paterson Poetry Award and recipient of the Northern California Book Award in Poetry. She was the 2018-2020 Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, California, and is currently on the faculty of Pacific University’s low residency MFA program. www.danushalameris.com
James Crews is editor of the bestselling anthology, How to Love the World, featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, as well as in The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post. He is the author of four prize-winning collections of poetry: The Book of What Stays, Telling My Father, Bluebird, and Every Waking Moment, and his poems have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Ploughshares, and The Sun. Crews teaches in the Poetry of Resilience seminars, and lives with his husband in Shaftsbury, Vermont. To sign up for weekly poems and prompts, visit: www.jamescrews.net.
Join the HearthFire Writing Community today!
$25 per month
What participants are saying...
"This community is so sustaining. Thank you to James and Danusha for creating the safe space and to everyone for positive responses and your own creativity!"
"This is a wonderfully supportive and open space."
"Lovely to be in the conversation. It feels very real, as though we were in the same room."
"This space is soul saving. A True life blood for me."
"I feel my heart ease, my body shift, just by being part of this group and listening to the wonderful thoughts Danusha and James bring to our time together."
"This is perhaps my favorite poetry offering I've ever discovered. The generosity is inspiring!"
"Resilience seems to have taken a more prevalent word. Love the gift of this regular conversation."
"Danusha and James are amazing hosts over Zoom. This is really well done: with such presence and dynamic energy, such great interactions. Thank you so much!!"
"This is a magical space for all of us to unfold."
"I love the resonances in a group like this, our common experiences - different but somehow joined.."
Live meetings will typically be on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, from 10-11:30am PT / 1-2:30pm ET.
Live sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Video and audio recordings will be available within 72 hours of each session. Closed captioning will be available during live sessions and in video recordings.
Cancellation: Your membership will billed monthly. You can cancel your monthly subscription easily at any time. Please email [email protected] for related inquiries.