As a resource for writers, we list upcoming workshops, conferences, classes. If you know of a writing activity that belongs on our list, let us know: send email with as many details, weblinks to writers at storycircle.org.
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WHEN: July 11 and 19, 2017, 10am-noon both days
WHAT: Writing for Caregivers workshop
WHERE: Bethany United Methodist Church Ministry Center, Austin TX
COST: $30 (includes workbook and both sessions)
Sheila Allee is the author of three books and has been caregiver for two aging relatives—her mother and her uncle. She has found that writing is therapeutic for people in stressful situations. Writing can also bring release from stress, balm for grief and clarity in decision-making.
The workshop is open to anyone in a caregiving role. No writing experience or talent required.
To sign up, email Sheila: sheila.allee at att.net
WHEN: September 24-27, 2017
WHAT: The Life Story Symposium: Connect - Learn - Prosper
WHERE: Intercontinental Riverfront Hotel, St. Paul MN
COST: Early Bird through May 31: $495 (members), $595 (non-members), plus hotel & travel
Keynote Speaker: Kerri Miller, Minnesota Public Radio host and expert Interviewer
More Info: APH website
WHEN: 7-9pm, 2nd Monday of every month (South Austin) or 2nd Wednesday of every month (North Austin)
WHAT: Jeanne Guy's "Re-Story Circles"
WHERE: private residences (locations provided upon registration)
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." —Old African Proverb
Would you like to explore your life's possibilities, discuss issues, share thoughts, be heard without judgment, and practice deep listening? Are you looking for a way to have some time just for yourself and stay connected to others but with ease and without a huge time commitment?
A Re-Story Circle is the answer. The Circle process (The Circle Way, Christina Baldwin) is a safe structure for group sharing, deep listening and conversation, and for generating ideas to re-story your life through writing prompts. It's a place where you can feel nurtured, supported and empowered—in community.
The Circle Process will help you:
- Create new possibilities.
- Remember what's important.
- Remember to celebrate your life.
- Be a mess.
- Do what you can do.
- Do what you think you cannot do. (from Michael Bungay, Coach)
Limited Seating: 14 maximum (please rsvp early to save your seat)
Coffee, tea, water and cookies provided.
For questions or to make a reservation: email Jeanne. Want to sign up as a monthly "regular" attendee or sign up in advance for future months? Just let Jeanne know when you RSVP and she will register you for whatever months you wish to attend.
WHAT: Keets Brook Cottage: a private cottage nestled amongst pines, streams, and wildlife—a perfect place to write and BE without interruption.
WHERE: Leyden, MA, 600' south of the Vermont border, across a tree-lined dirt road from Keets Brook, a mile walk from Weatherhead Hollow Pond where you can fish, kayak, journal.
Contact: Complete details and contact information can be found on the Keets Brook Cottage website.
WHAT: Page Lambert's Mt. Vernon Writing Sabbaticals: a secluded place to work on your novel, memoir, or poetry
WHERE: in Page's renovated cabin in the mountains west of Denver, CO, surrounded by thousands of acres of protected forest, open space meadows, and hiking trails
A retreat custom-made for YOU and your Writing!
Contact: Complete details and contact information on Page's website
WHAT: Spalding University's four-semester, brief-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
WHERE: Louisville KY
Request brochure FA35 by email, by phone (800-896-8941, ext 2423), or on our website.