Mostly this page will have information about writing workshops I offer, ways I connect with book clubs and other things my readers and I might do together.
FINDING YOUR VOICE Writing Workshops:
Finding Your Voice by Telling Your Story and Female Heroes as a Catalyst for Change -making a difference by finding your voice
Both workshops are offered online and in-person. In-person workshops are designed for groups. Online workshops can be for groups or individuals.
Finding Your Voice by Telling Your Story The focus of this workshop is discovering your authentic voice and exploring various ways of expressing that voice, such as journaling, writing, blogging, and story-telling.
This workshop will combine personal reflection with writing prompts and warm-up exercises. When offered to a group, it will be interactive. Participants will be encouraged to share with the group at whatever individual comfort levels allow.
Topics will include:
What is voice? Why does it matter?
Voice and personality
Voice and life experience
Voice and message
How to reclaim your voice when it has been stifled, quieted, or stolen.
Tweeting your voice
Using your voice in daily life and in writing/performing.
Female Heroes as a Catalyst for Change -making a difference by finding your voice In this workshop we examine the different types of female heroes in my novel, I Call Myself Earth Girl.
What happens when you are chosen to bring a message to the world and you don’t even understand it yourself? This is Gloria’s dilemma. She exemplifies the reluctant hero who is thrust into her role against her will. Her daughter, Ella, exemplifies the outsider hero who accepts her role and its isolation. Earth Girl, the spirit who speaks to both Gloria and Ella, is a metaphor for the inner strength that allows them each to access their power to influence change. Participants will receive signed copies of I Call Myself Earth Girl.
Using brief passages from the novel and writing prompts, participants will explore their inner gifts and their capacity to spark change through the power of story. When in a group setting, this workshop will be interactive and will, perhaps, lead to the formation of an on-going group that supports writing for social justice and environmental stewardship.
Summer scheduling is underway now. I can come to your venue in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and parts of New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and CT. Online workshop available throughout the summer for groups or individuals. For more info, please contact me using Contact form on website: https://whataheartcanhold.wordpress.com/contact/
I am always thrilled when a book club chooses my book. I love answering questions and getting into conversations about the characters and ideas in the book. One question I almost always get asked is “How did you ever come up with this story?”
If I can’t meet with your club in person, there are ways we can meet online. I have Skyped with a few book clubs and it works well. So, please, consider I Call Myself Earth Girl for your book club. I can send you autographed copies at a discount.
Contact me at: https://whataheartcanhold.wordpress.com/contact/