Brave Voice: Writing & Singing For Your Life - Home Edition

September 20, 2020
September 25, 2020
Online & Zoom
Wherever you are!

Kelley Hunt and my 15th annual Brave Voice, because of the pandemic, will be held in our homes and yours. Yes, we will write! We will sing! We will immerse ourselves in music, words, visual art, movement, and more to create together a welcoming, inspiring, and vibrant community. Using Zoom video-conferencing, a special private and interactive website just for us, and other virtual bells, whistles, delights, and charms, we will be holding Brave Voice with flair and warmth. 

We also are able to do some things from a distance that will bring us other kinds of magic: All participants will be mailed an Imagination Bundle of creative prompts and supplies in advance of the retreat. We’ll be able to record and share with you all the evening performances, including the Coffeehouse of Wonder. We’ll also be gathering your writing throughout the week (as you wish to contribute) to put together an electronic booklet of our Brave Voices on the page.

More on the retreat here.

Life & Livelihood Small Group Coaching

September 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
November 15, 2020 - 4:00pm
Video-conference you can do from anywhere

7 p.m. Tues., Aug. 11

7 p.m., Tues., Sept. 29

or 4 p.m., Sun., Nov. 25

Join a group coaching video-conference with storyteller/consultant Laura Packer and writer/TLA founder Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg. Our 90-minute small group coaching session offers you ample time to explore your true work, whether it’s your livelihood, calling, service, or art.

Each participant will have time to ask a question and listen to Laura and Caryn’s suggestions on how to make a living, balance work and life, connect with community, and find your own path. The video-conference is just a click away on your computer, or you can call in on your phone. The whole session is only $9.99.

We’ll also have time to share more about the Your Right Livelihood training Laura and Caryn are giving starting next January.

Finding Refuge and Companionship in Poetry

September 30, 2020 - 4:00pm

In a time of pandemic and pandemonium, come home to the poem and the refuge — the brave and open place — we create together to unearth and share our truths and visions. We’ll explore how reading, writing, speaking, and listening to poetry can bring us a greater sense of community while also helping us hear what we have to say to ourselves and the world. Poetry can also, even and especially in times of great uncertainty and danger, help us better understand what we carry and how to cultivate a little more resilience and freedom along the way. This workshop includes an ample handout of writing prompts (including poems of our time and parallel times) you can do on your own or with others.

This workshop — done via Zoom — is a fundraiser for Community Building Art Works. 

The Art of Facilitation: Roots & Blossoms of Facilitation

October 28, 2020
December 15, 2020
Online class you can do from wherever you are!
Online from wherever you are

This online class taught by Joy Roulier Sawyer and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is designed for writers, storytellers, performers, artists, community leaders, change-makers, and those helping their communities enhance health, spiritual practices, and personal growth, this class focuses on how to design and facilitate meaningful sessions. During the pandemic, we’re also facing challenges in how and what we facilitate. In this new virtual age, it’s especially important to align your facilitation practice with your core values and ethics, community and purpose.

We’ll explore how to create workshops, meetings, and other sessions tailored to your audience and purpose, and whole-self facilitation, including the care and feeding of the facilitator. 

The class is six weeks long (skipping a week for Thanksgiving).

Poetry as Refuge in a Time of Disruption

December 4, 2020 - 7:00pm
September 6, 2020 - 12:00pm
From wherever you are

Sponsored by the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (WCDH), this weekend virtual workshop  starts 7 p.m., Fri., Dec. 4 with sessions Fri. evening, and Sat. morning and afternoon, and Sun. morning.

Coming together to write, and to find and strengthen our individual and collective voices in a time of pandemic and social change can help us create a refuge of creativity, courage, and resilience. There we can replenish our inner well and recommit ourselves to our work, art, and community. In this experiential workshop, we’ll write our way toward shelter from the storms of our time. We’ll reconnect with what we love, what we grieve, and how we can make and hold space for one another to see more clearly our deepest callings and most effective actions in this time Most of all, we’ll use this workshop time to immerse ourselves in poetry—what we write and witness during and beyond the workshop—as a lifelong sanctuary that brings us greater meaning, clarity, and solace.

I’m also offer limited discounted coaching sessions for you to get more feedback on your poetry. See all the details here.

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