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July 2019

The Alchemy of Purposeful Memoir: Seeking Joy

July 13 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wolfville Public Library, 21 Elm Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia Canada
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Whether you are actively working on a memoir project, or just want to spend a stimulating afternoon writing in good company, this inspiring workshop will give you new insights and entry points into your life story. Using the framework I developed in my award-winning writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir, we’ll work with some open-ended writing catalysts that will get you thinking more deeply about both the high points and the challenges of your life experience—saluting the positive…

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Alchemy of Purposeful Memoir: Seeking Clarity

July 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lunenburg Library, Lunenburg Academy, First Floor, 97 Kaulbach St
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
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In our hyper-busy, distracted time, it can be hard to find clarity on what matters to us most. Spend a peaceful afternoon at the historic Lunenburg Public Library, writing and sharing about moments in your past when you were able to move beyond the overwhelm to find an island of clarity. We’ll use the techniques of purposeful memoir to envision creating more such moments of clarity in your present…and your future. Free and open to all but space is limited.…

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September 2019

The Alchemy of Purposeful Memoir: Seeking Love

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church on the Hill Annex, 55 Main Street
Lenox, MA United States
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$35

Spend a peaceful, productive afternoon thinking back over the many faces of love in our lives, from childhood through the present. How have the people, places and events we've loved left a lasting imprint in our lives? Register here; walk-ins also welcome! Please bring checks or cash. Read the "Seeking Love" blog post here.   The “Alchemy of Purposeful Memoir” series will continue with monthly writing workshops through May, in the Berkshires and online. Whether you are already embarked on a…

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Purposeful Memoir as a Path to a Thriving Future

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bascom Lodge Adams, Massachusetts + Google Map
$35

This workshop will open up new pathways into your past while encouraging you to think more deeply about your present, and envision the thriving future you want to live into and co-create with others. Following my elemental journey framework, we'll use the four elements--Earth, Water, Fire and Air—as potent metaphors for different stages and aspects of our life experiences. As we align our personal histories with the larger narratives of our time and place, we intentionally awaken and deepen our capacity…

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Power of Words 2019: Transformational Language Arts Network Conference hosts Purposeful Memoir as a Path to a Thriving Future

September 29 @ 9:15 am - 10:45 pm
Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, Arizona, 5802 E. Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253 United States
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This transformational workshop in purposeful memoir is aimed at anyone who seeks to awaken or deepen their practice of spiritually grounded activism and conscious leadership. Following the framework Jennifer developed in her award-winning writer’s guide, The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir, this workshop uses the four elements—Earth, Water, Fire and Air—as potent metaphors for different stages and aspects of our life experiences. As we align our personal histories with the larger narratives of our time and place, we are able…

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October 2019

Bioneers 2019: Aligning the Personal, Political and Planetary: Purposeful Memoir as a Path to a Thriving Future

October 18 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Marin Center, 10 Ave of the Flags
San Rafael, CA United States
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“A word after a word after a word is power,” said Margaret Atwood. In these unsettling times, when our political structures and our climate are going through dramatic shifts, we can harness the power of purposeful memoir to be a force for positive change in ourselves, our communities and the larger world. Purposeful memoir is inner work undertaken with the intention of being of benefit to others--although it doesn't have to be in the conventional form of a published memoir.…

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The Alchemy of Purposeful Memoir: Seeking Confidence

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church on the Hill Annex, 55 Main Street
Lenox, MA United States
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$35

Buy Tickets/Register In this two-hour session, we'll consider the impact of self-doubt in our lives with a series of open-ended, exploratory writing prompts. When did the inner critic first show up for you? How did you respond over time? What experiences in our lives have given us self-confidence, and how we can move towards a freer, more buoyant presence in the world? The “Alchemy of Purposeful Memoir” series will continue with monthly writing workshops through May, in the beautiful Berkshires…

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November 2019

The Alchemy of Purposeful Memoir: Seeking Health

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church on the Hill Annex, 55 Main Street
Lenox, MA United States
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$35

Buy TIckets/Register Our personal health is linked to the health of our communities and our world. Spend an afternoon in good company, writing about your relationship to health, in response to thought-provoking prompts. The “Alchemy of Purposeful Memoir” series will continue with monthly writing workshops through May, in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Whether you are already embarked on a memoir project, or just want to spend some productive time writing about your life in good company, this transformative series…

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