An insightful friend, knowing I write, pressed me to consider conducting a workshop on memoir.
That was nearly five years—and about forty sessions ago. Each program has met with 100% success, according to participants and sponsors.
Such assurance drives me to continue!
Workshops / Presentations
The 120-minute "What's Your Story?" sessions include multi-media prompts with gentle techniques to stimulate the memoir process. Multiple methods of approach, practical resources and encouraging camaraderie engage active as well as new writers. Whether you're the family historian, storyteller or black sheep, your story should be preserved. All materials are provided—just bring your memories!
W.Y.S. Level 1 Workshop with Luncheon, $30
Mount Saint Joseph Conference & Retreat Center
Cummings Rd., near Owensboro KY
- registration required -
270-229-0206 | Conference Center Website |
Sat. November 5, 9:30–11:30 a.m. C.T.
What Others Say: from past participants
— Lisa Hoppenjans, reporter, Dubois Spencer Co. Publishing
— Dr. Robert K. Russell, L.C.I
"Enlightening, inspring, intelligently presented. The care you have for others shines through your words."
— Rebeccah Apling
— Gloria Schofield
"Very interesting, such a good teacher. Sparked lots of ideas. Please come back to Battle Creek!"
— Carolyn Quinn
Speaking Program Topics
Preserving Your Legacy
General in nature, using slides that demonstrate ways to touch upon cultural influences, historic data and genealogy to springboard capture of personal and/or family stories. Upbeat suggestions around living through ever-changing experiences, and then placing it on the page. Great for seniors and those who support and gather family histories. (Follow-up group sessions available.)
Have you felt the tug of urgency to get somewhere, to meet someone you don't yet know? Or more deeply, have you sensed a version of yourself you need to become? We'll explore gentle, yet "aha!" observations of our shared human condition, and ways that writing benefits our growth. (Follow-up group sessions available.)
Writing for Artists
"It's hard to live your life in color and tell the truth in black and white." — Greg Allman, '97
Artists are storytellers, using preferred mediums to deliver a message. What if another level is available, by merely reframing your work? Your art already says things that are important—though not everyone speaks that language. Come prepared to experiment in new forms.
All Keynote Events are approximately 60 minutes.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss how I might participate in your meeting or event, and have additional speaking options. Contact Me