Wednesday, March 20
WRites of Passage and the Final Journey: The End of Fertility, Aging, and Death
Workshop led by Ann-Elizabeth Barnes and Angela Vuagniaux
Sruti Yoga Center, 33 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, 7–9 p.m. srutiyogacenter.com
Participants will be invited to explore some of the most pivotal moments in their lives, using writing prompts, discussion, freewriting, and optional sharing.
Ann-Elizabeth Barnes is the author of A Free Woman on God’s Earth: The True Story of Elizabeth “Mumbet” Freeman, the Slave Who Won Her Freedom. Ann-Elizabeth dedicates her life to bringing the story of Mumbet to the world, starting with Berkshire County school children. She also provides a service, Sacred Undertaking, which helps families care for their loved ones at home after death. She lives in Great Barrington, MA, with her husband and two dogs. www.ann-elizabethbarnes.com
Angela Vuagniaux writes nonfiction to make sense of her new phases of life as a menopausal stepmother to a pubescent eleven-year-old, while healing from her experience as a teenage birth mother. Over the years she has been a writer, teacher, vagabond, grant writer, and caregiver. She has participated in numerous writing workshops and led a few of her own. The themes in this series are her current passion.