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March 2017
$35

The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir Workshop with Jennifer Browdy: Sap Rising

March 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
South Berkshire Friends Meeting,
280 State Road
Great Barrington, MA
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March’s catalyst for memoir writing is “Sap Rising.” From Jennifer’s Writer’s Companion: “This month, cast yourself into the flow of your emergence as a young adult. As the sap of your youth rose impetuously, unstoppably, what met you as you reached out into the world?" These writing workshops are designed to accompany the monthly writing prompts in Jennifer's new book The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer's Companion. Participants should expect to do some writing together at each session, and there will…

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April 2017

What I Forgot…And Why I Remembered: A Reading with Jennifer Browdy

April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Bookstore,
11 Housatonic Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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What I Forgot…And Why I Remembered is a must-read for social and environmental justice advocates and anyone who is interested in undertaking the inner work necessary for effective activism.

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Kickstart Your Writing Project with Jana Laiz

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Egremont Village Inn,
17 Main Street
South Egremont, MA United States
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Does your novel need a defibrillator? Do you need jumper cables for your stalled short story? Bellows to blow life back into your biography? Does your children’s book need a gentle nudge? Veteran teacher and author Jana Laiz will get you moving! In a series of monthly drop-in classes, Jana provides creative writing prompts and a safe space allowing you to express what needs to come through you. Answer questions that go deep to draw out your story and your…

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$10

Women’s Shorts: Four Plays

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Berkshire Community College,
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
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This year's four playwrights WOMEN'S SHORTS is an annual production of short plays by women playwrights & performers at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield on April 7-9, 2017. This year's featured performers are playwright & actor Anne Undeland, playwright Jane Denitz Smith, filmmaker & playwright Cindy Parrish, and playwright & actor Maizy Broderick Scarpa. In partnership with Berkshire Community College, select BCC students will write and/or perform short pieces accompanied by music & movement, and student theater technicians will…

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The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir with Jennifer Browdy: Fueling the Creative Fires

April 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
South Berkshire Friends Meeting,
280 State Road
Great Barrington, MA
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April's catalyst for memoir writing is "Fueling the Creative Fires." From Jennifer's Writer's Companion: "Although the rhyme says April is the time of showers, it is also a fire month, and I encourage you to use both the cool nourishment of rain and the delicious heat of the sun to fuel your creative fires on these lively spring days. This month, chart the development of your passions, as well as any trials and tribulations you may have experienced along life's journey, paying attention…

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$45

So Much Is In Bud: Cultivating Hope in an Age of Fear

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
South Berkshire Friends Meeting,
280 State Road
Great Barrington, MA
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Unfurling

Readings and an Invitation to Spirited Writing with Jennifer Browdy, Ellen Meeropol and Jana Laiz   We have only begun to know the power that is in us if we would join our solitudes in the communion of struggle. So much is unfolding that must complete its gesture, so much is in bud.                       --Denise Levertov It’s easy to feel paralyzed and fearful in the face of the realities of…

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May 2017
$35

Walking and Writing Workshop with Zara Raab and Hilde Weisert

May 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Bard College at Simon’s Rock,
84 Alford Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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“Traveler, there is no path. The path is made by walking.” -- Antonio Machado  One strong connection between writing and walking is the rhythms of the poetic line, the flow of accented and unaccented syllables, the beat and sound of one’s own footsteps on the path, the often unconscious connection of meaning and sound: The jujujeeeejujeeju of a sparrow permeates the flow of our inner thoughts, the colors in the trees and hills suddenly make us alive to our mood…

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What I Forgot…And Why I Remembered: A Journey to Environmental Awareness and Activism Through Purposeful Memoir

May 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center,
5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, MA United States
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Join Jennifer Browdy, Ph.D., as she shares scenes from her lyrical, hard-hitting memoir, which sets one American woman’s journey against the larger landscape of the past 50 years of political upheaval, global climate change and the recovery of our primary connection to the Earth. In telling the story of a generation who “forgot” how important the health of our planet is to our personal health and sense of well-being, Jennifer Browdy details her own years of being entranced, both personally…

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Kickstart Your Writing Project with Jana Laiz

May 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Arrowhead Museum,
780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA
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Does your novel need a defibrillator? Do you need jumper cables for your stalled short story? Bellows to blow life back into your biography? Does your children’s book need a gentle nudge? Veteran teacher and author Jana Laiz will get you moving! In a series of monthly drop-in classes, Jana provides creative writing prompts and a safe space allowing you to express what needs to come through you. Answer questions that go deep to draw out your story and your…

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The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir with Jennifer Browdy: The Warmth of Childhood

May 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
South Berkshire Friends Meeting,
280 State Road
Great Barrington, MA
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May's catalyst for memoir writing is "The Warmth of Childhood." From Jennifer's Writer's Companion: "This month, try to reach back to your childhood self to consider your connections both to other humans and to our larger 'tribe' of Gaians. What were your fascinations as a very small child? What were you aware of in the world around you?" These writing workshops are designed to accompany the monthly writing prompts in Jennifer's new book, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer's Companion. Participants should expect…

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September 2017
$35

Writing From the Summit: Seeing Through Eagle Eyes

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bascom Lodge, Mount Greylock
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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?

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