Re●Story●Nation: Writing Your Origin Story

Lynden Sculpture Garden (2017), Salem College (2017), Art Lit Lab (2018)

We will move through a series of questions, from the basic of demographics to the more abstract and personal, which will lead each participant to a new understanding of their own past. Other activities, such as plant spirit communication and writing exercises encourage thinking about relationships as origin story, contrasting the Western viewpoint with the Eastern viewpoint (specifically, indigenous Filipino practices).

Coming soon…

Journal to the Self

Colorado Free University (2013-2014)

Discover the writer within you! The Journal to the Self® method is a internationally recognized, easy, effective, and empowering model of journal keeping developed right in Colorado by Kathleen Adams, LPC, PTR, at the Center for Journal Therapy. Participants use this hands-on journal-writing workshop for personal growth, creative expression, and life enhancement. In class, experience and practice 18 different journal techniques and have an opportunity to share passages with classmates. Learning these techniques adds color, perspective, and dimension to reflective writing. With the help of these journal tools, you can gently but powerfully explore the various aspects of yourself, your life, and your relationships with others. Amanda Reavey is a certified Journal to the Self® instructor from the Center for Journal Therapy.

Coming soon…

Beginning Creative Writing

OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute (2016-2018, 2021); Woodland Pattern Book Center (2015); Colorado Free University (2013-2014)

Anais Nin (1903-1977), an American author born and raised in France and best remembered for her journal writing, said, “It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see new meaning in it. While you will learn, or review, the traditional basics of a story including character, plot and intention, we will also shake things up, experiment with the writing process and push ourselves to become better see-ers. In other words, we will begin with the gentle art of noticing and how to take a walk in the woods.

Dates: 5 Wednesdays: February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 2022
Time: 2:15 – 3:45 pm
Location: OSHER Lifelong Learning, Hefter Center, Milwaukee, WI
Capacity: 10
Registration: Coming soon…