Writing From the Summit: Seeing Through Eagle Eyes
September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm| $35
People have always climbed mountains to seek clarity and vision. Join veteran writing teacher Jennifer Browdy at Bascom Lodge, at the summit of Mt. Greylock, for a special workshop in purposeful memoir.
Try looking down at the landscape of your life through eagle eyes, attuned to pathways of movement and direction. What trails have you followed in your on-going search for meaning and purpose in your life? What signposts and guides have met you along the way? How can getting above it all, on the mountaintop, sharpen your vision of the journey still to come?
A college professor for more than 25 years, Jennifer is a passionate writer, journalist, media producer, editor and writing coach and the founding director of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. She is the author of the memoir What I Forgot…And Why I Remembered: A Journey to Environmental Awareness and Activism Through Purposeful Memoir and a writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion, both available wherever fine books are sold.
Praise for Jennifer’s Memoir Workshops:
Jennifer provided a warm and accepting safe haven for us to share the tender parts of ourselves, through writing exercises presented with an expert and delicate hand.” –AS, Lenox MA
Jennifer’s passion for women who write is evident in her ongoing commitment to those of us who do. In a soft voice she fearlessly leads, directs, and most of all…deeply cares. We wrote from our hearts and she opened hers, steering us here, guiding us there and always…leading us right back to ourselves. –NP, Dallas TX
Jennifer Browdy’s choice “to write what she calls a ‘purposeful memoir’…can inspire us all to see how our lives have been hijacked or distracted from what we most deeply desire and how we can reclaim our lives for the sake of life on Earth.” — Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects
“With this fine book, Browdy makes connections between the personal and the planetary. She documents the process of waking up to the world around us and she demonstrates how vibrant and rewarding an engaged life can be. This memoir is advocacy writing at its best.” —Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, Writing to Change the World, and The Green Boat: Revising Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture