Another Telling Your Story workshop in South Hill VA is over. Armed with information on how to go about it, clues on how to remember what may be forgotten, more women are on their way to writing their own story as only they can do.
Recently while browsing through the book lists on sovalue.overdrive.com/ purposely looking for women’s memoirs to read, I realized that there weren’t many out there. A few women celebrities have written their success stories, but I was looking for the everyday woman like me who sometimes face concrete walls to climb over just to get through the week and still find pockets of happiness to make it worth it. One by one, I aim to help any woman who wants to record their life for any reason, whether they want to publish, which helps a multitude of sisters out there, or just so their offspring can come to know who they truly are, not just the mother, daughter, sister, etc. but the individual.
Thought-provoking and helpful were words repeated in the comment section which delights me. I thank all who attended.
It’s what I do and I love doing it.
Reading memoirs, even more so than biographies, are one of my favorite ways to spend my time. I love reading how someone else has moved through life, how they faced problems, overcame them, and moved on. We are basically the same, often face the same difficulties but somehow saw them differently. We have lived in places very opposite, had thoughts so varied from each other.
How does that happen? I want to know what your childhood experiences were, how you moved into your teens and adulthood. Did you have some of the same experiences than me? What was your life like? Come join me in my TELLING YOUR STORY workshop. Here’s the info:
WORKSHOP LEADER: Arlene S. Bice, author of 13 books (2 memoirs)
Saturday, 21 April 2018 WOMEN ONLY! 10 am – 4 pm
South Hill, VA
$65.00 includes box lunch
to reserve your spot now,
send an email for Paypal directions, address of workshop, & choice of lunch
checks accepted, too
LIMITED SPACE ~ 12 women
This will be an intimate group, writing our stories like NO ONE else can do. It’s time
to get your story down on paper as only you can tell it. Your story is unique whether
you want to publish or not, whether you are writing for someone else to read or not.
You will be guided in the best way to make it easier for you. This is a workshop. You
will leave at the end of the day with an outline filled with your memories, emotions,
and images in words. Get to know yourself by writing it out. Be amazed at the person
you are and the life you have lived.
Reserve your spot! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TO DIE BUT ONCE- Jacqueline Winspear and WRITING YOUR OWN STORY
This latest book in her Maisie Dobbs series has just as much excitement, tension, human interest, and knowledge about WW II as her earlier books. Like most of her others in the series, I began to read it as soon as it came into my hands. Oh, to find out what was going on in Maisie Dobbs life since her last story! I read it in one day.
In reading about the author, she discusses how, as a child she grew up listening to the stories about the war from her close and extended family. Her family was large with many uncles, each with their own version of what they experienced. This meant that they covered most of the areas involved in the Second World War. The women of the family had their own stories about home life, their volunteer work and the struggles they lived through.
In 2003 her first book in the series was published with the story based during WWI coming from growing up listening to her grandparents talk about their life during those years. The stories included many of the social changes going on in England that would become permanent.
You may not realize it, but your stories of growing up and the stories you heard from your family and their friends are just as important and exciting to someone else as what Ms. Winspear has built a writing career about.
Writing your story, telling it as it happened to you, how you saw it, maybe differently than your siblings, is important. As you write, you will relive moments you thought you had forgotten. Unhappy experiences will be seen and felt differently, healing old wounds as you write.
Writing is beneficial in so many ways whether you write with pen in hand or on a computer. This is the excitement in why I offer workshops on Memoir . . . . Writing Your Story.
Women’s Open Forum Event * FEATURING: Linda Smith
FINDING YOUR AUTHENTIC STYLE: WORKSHOP
30 April 2016 * Saturday * 11:00 to 3:00 pm Reserve Now / Pay $35.00 at the door
Bring Your Lunch Give yourself permission to dress for the Ageless Goddess you are.
There will be A CLOSET AUDIT, everyone bring an item from your closet that you are willing to part with. We will put them all together so everyone will go home with a new treasure for their wardrobe.
We’ll have demonstrations on wearing your clothes differently, how to accessorize and how to have FUN doing it.
Talking about our clothes in a whole new light will reveal secrets I’ve learned, that will give you joy. Open discussion is interwoven. Held at: “The Gathering Place”
115 Magnolia Court * Wildwood Point * On Lake Gaston * Littleton, NC 27850
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Women’s Open Forum
FEATURING: Ellie Newbauer
DREAM INTERPRETATION WORKSHOP
12 March 2016 * * * 11:00 to 3:00 pm
Pay $35.00 at the door
Bring Your Lunch * Coffee, tea, & water are provided
“The Gathering Place”
115 Magnolia Court
On Lake Gaston
Littleton, NC 27850
We will launch the day with an open class discussion followed by a group participation session.
You’ll learn how to work with dream symbols, find the theme or story line in a dream, and how feelings in the dream are an important part of the message being given.
Please bring a short dream to work on. If you don’t have a recalled dream of your own, there will be samples to work with. We will end with a group sharing.
Bring a journal, pen/pencil * A bag lunch * An open mind & your curiosity
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