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May 2017

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 with 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 essential message. Find the story inside yourself and let’s…

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

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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

Writing From the Summit: Seeing Through Eagle Eyes

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

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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