I'm excited to participate and lead five different events this year, my fourth year of Igniting Possibilities events. I continue to co-host an Artist's Way retreat with Joan Barris at the Idlewyld and am hosting my usual Word Lovers weekends, and in addition to a winter Connecting to the Authentic Self, I'm also leading a spring memoir program. Here's a quick summary:
Eat, Pray, Love, a Connecting with the Authentic Self Retreat, February 19 from noon until 4, at North Olmsted United Methodist Church. The event begins with eating lunch and being thankful, proceeds to creation of beauty through our gifts, moves to the spirit and being close to God, and ends with finding where love resides in our lives.
Creating Fiction and Publishing Your Work, a Word Lovers Retreat, April 1-3 at the Idlewyld Bed and Breakfast in historic Lakeside, Ohio. Novelist Les Roberts will join us for a weekend of creating good stories, critique work, and trouble-shooting. In addition to Les' fiction workshop, we'll look at preparing for publication and publication resources and markets.
Stories of Our Lives, a Connecting with the Authentic Self Retreat, May 21 at North Olmsted United Methodist Church. During this mini-retreat, we’ll share stories of our lives in the oral tradition, do some journaling to explore life themes, and start to tell our stories in written memoir.
Sharing Our Gifts (Artist’s Way) Retreat, October 14-16, co-hosted with Joan Barris, Idlewyld Bed and Breakfast in historic Lakeside, Ohio, a women’s weekend of sharing creativity, relaxing, and experiencing exuberant joy.
A Word Lovers Food and Wine Weekend, November 4-6, Idlewyld Bed and Breakfast in historic Lakeside, Ohio, a weekend of winery tours and tastings and creating beautiful food together with writing sessions on non-fiction books and establishing immediacy through description.
Send me an e-mail if you'd like more information on any of these programs. Until we meet again, live deeply