Want to get a taste of the Connect & Create Retreat before signing up?
Enroll in one (or both!) of our mini-retreats on Thursday, June 18, 6-8pm, or Saturday, July 11, 9-11am.
Both events take place outside at Parkville Nature Sanctuary. Scroll down for further information.
Create & Connect Preview: a Mini-Retreat
Curious about our Create & Connect Retreat but not sure it's for you? Join us for a two-hour session at Parkville Nature Sanctuary. We'll gather outdoors under a gazebo to meditate, write, share, and write some more. You don't have to be an experienced writer or meditator, just someone who wants to tap into her creative voice in the company of a small group of women.
Two sessions available:
Thursday, June 18, 6-8pm. Cost: $25
Saturday, July 11, 9-11am. Cost: $25
Location: Parkville Nature Center, 100-198 E 12 St, Parkville, MO 64152
Registration coming soon.
Past workshops, 2019
Want to record your memories for your family but you’re not sure how? Join us to learn how you can start writing your life story today.
You’ve lived a full life. Whether it’s been quiet or full of drama, your family and future generations will want to know more about it. They’ll be curious about you and your growing-up years, the family members they never had a chance to meet, bygone eras that were so different from our current times. And you’re the only one who can give them this piece of their family history.
In this lively, engaging workshop, we’ll use prompts and activities to start gathering our meaningful memories and turning them into stories others will want to read. You’ll leave the workshop with prompts and worksheets to keep you writing at home and with ideas on how to share your writing with others.
Writing your life story doesn’t need to be scary! The only wrong way to do it is to not do it at all. Come join us and get started today.
When: Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, Cohen Conference Center
4801 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free event open to all. Register here.
Time to Write Your Life Story
Our past is rich with memories worth sharing. If you’ve dreamed of writing your life story for family and future generations, this workshop is for you. We’ll learn how to get started, keep the memories flowing, and capture our thoughts and experiences on the page. And we’ll have fun listening to each others’ tales of life long ago! You’ll leave the class with a plan to keep writing and with ideas on how to present your beautiful life story to those you love. No writing experience necessary.
When: Fall, 2019 (exact dates TBD)
Where: Write Central
7001 Locust Ave.
Gladstone, MO 64118
Registration link coming soon.
Presentation on Life Story Writing with Client Cornie Neufeld
When: 7 pm, November 7, 2019
Where: Garden Club of Shawnee
Shawnee Town 1929
11501 W. 57th Street
Shawnee, KS 66203
Free and open to the public.
New Year, Fresh Journal
Let's start the year with fresh pages! Journaling helps us record life's events, sort through our emotions, and hone our voice. But with a welter of new experiences coming at us each day, how do we decide what to write about? In this 2-session class, we'll explore techniques for writing mindfully and with creative intent. This isn't about bullet-journaling or creating beautiful drawings and doodles on the page (although you're welcome to add that too!). It's about observing ourselves, others, and the world, and fleshing out the terrain where all three meet.
When: 2 Thursdays, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30, 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: West Plaza Neighborhood (exact location will be given after registration closes)
Registration is closed.
Writing for Creativity and Connection
In this class, we’ll use fun, thoughtful activities and prompts that will get our pens moving and our creativity flowing. We’ll write, and share, and write some more. We’ll discover what we want to say, and how we want to say it—all in a supportive, encouraging environment. This class isn’t about harsh critiques or polishing our prose, it’s about writing to strengthen our voices and enliven our hearts. No writing experience necessary.
When: 5 Tuesdays starting Feb. 11, 2020, 6:15-8:15 pm
Where: Metropolitan Community College—Penn Valley
3201 SW Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64111
Write Your Life Story
Our past is rich with memories worth sharing. If you’ve dreamed of writing your life story for family and future generations, this class is for you. We’ll learn how to get started, keep the memories flowing, and capture our thoughts and experiences on the page. And we’ll have fun listening to each others’ tales of life long ago! You’ll leave the class with a plan to keep writing and with ideas on how to present your beautiful life story to those you love. No writing experience necessary.
When: 5 Tuesdays starting March 24, 2020, 10 am-noon
Where: Metropolitan Community College—Longview
500 SW Longview Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64081
UPDATE: Cancelled due to Covid-19.
Presentation on Collaborating with Life Story Clients Dick and Dorothy Bockelman
When: 6:30-7:30 pm, Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Where: Now Presenting! Series
6:30-7:30 pm, Johnson County Library—Central
9875 W 87th St
Overland Park, KS 66212
Free and open to the public. UPDATE: Cancelled due to Covid-19.
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