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Fall Workshop Schedule and Descriptions!

I am thrilled to be presenting to you some great new workshops.  The only workshop that I will be repeating is the new one I  started last year, the Writing Your Life Series (there have been only 10 of you who have finished that program), but the rest are new!  The Memoir Series I taught the first session this summer and the Healing Your Heart Series will be introduced in September.

These workshops are open to both men and women.

Writing Your Life Story Series:

This is a 12 week course divided into 3 monthly sessions. You can take them in any order.  This course will take you step by step into the process of memoir writing.  We will discuss the people, places and events that shaped our lives.  Each week we will do in class writing as well as writing to be completed for the next week.  We will begin with forming your mission writing statement all the way through to publishing options. 

 

The Memoirist’s Essay Series:

This is an 8 week course divided into 2 monthly sessions.  You may take them in any order.  Each week we will focus on a different aspect of a memoirist’s essay including contemplative, personal, spiritual, etc.  This workshop will guide you in the art of contemplating and writing.  Annie Dillard has written of the essay form:

“There’s nothing you cannot do with it; no subject matter is forbidden, no structure is proscribed.  You get to make up your own structure every time, a structure that arises from the materials and best contains them.  The material is the world itself, which, so far keeps on keeping on.”

 

Healing Heart Workshop:

This is a 4 week workshop that will focus on the power of writing and letting go.  The goal of this workshop is to help you write your truth.  We will explore how to write about unresolved conflicts, healing past hurts and finding value, meaning and inspiration for your life.  You will find that writing will put you on a path to a deeper and greater healing than you ever thought possible.

 

Legacy Writing:

This all new legacy class will open up your experiences even deeper.  Instead of spending one week writing about childhood experiences each section will dive into four weeks of discovery.  Each topic will consist of a 4 week focus:

•childhood

•adolescence

•parenthood

•marriage/middle adult

•later adult

(Each of these will consist of a 4 week workshop).  This class will spend the majority of the time writing and sharing our experiences with each other.  If you like to spend time writing and sharing these workshops are for you!

 

Reflections:

This class happens twice a month on Fridays.  See calendar for dates.  The reflections class will give us the opportunity to reflect.  It will be a time to touch or stand back from, or even hover above stories told and untold.  Anais Nin says: “We…write to heighten our own awareness of life.  We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.  We write to be able to transcend our life, to reach beyond it…to teach ourselves to speak with others, to record the journey into the labyrinth.”

October 2012 and November 2012 Workshop Schedule:

 October dates:

Tuesdays: 2, 9, 16, 23

Wed: 3, 10, 17, 24

Thur: 4, 11, 18, 25

Fri: 19, 26

 October:

Tuesday: 9:30 – 11 Healing Heart Workshops

              11:30 – 1 Writing Your Life Series #1

 Wednesday: 6:30 – 8 pm Writing Your Life Series #1

 Thursday: 9:30 – 11 Legacy: Focus on Childhood

                 11:30 – 1 Memoirist’s Essay #1

                  1:30 – 3 Legacy: Focus on Adolescence

 Friday: 10-12 Reflections workshop

 

November dates:

Tue: oct 30, 6, 13, 27

Wed: oct 31, 7, 14, 28

Thu: 1, 8, 15, 29

Fri: 2, 16

 

Tuesday: 9:30 – 11 Legacy: Focus on Marriage/Middle Adult Years

              11:30 – 1 Writing Your Life Series #2

 Wednesday: 6:30 – 8 pm Writing Your Life Series #2

 Thursday: 9:30 – 11 Legacy: Focus on Adolescence

                 11:30 – 1 Memoirist’s Essay #2

                  1:30 – 3 Legacy: Focus on Parenthood

 Friday: 10-12 Reflections workshop

 

Each session is 4 weeks long (with the exception of Reflections which is twice a month).  Each session runs 90 minutes and the 4 week total is $160.00.

Reflections will be $80.00 for the twice a month workshop series.

 

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"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.


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