We Are Our Stories



Chautauqua and the Flatirons

As many of you probably know, eight years ago I started Women’s Adventure magazine. Four years ago, I launched the Creative Conferences. Both of these endeavors grew out of the belief that our words and images have an almost mystical ability to inspire, unite, and inform those around us. The events and adventures that happen in our lives do much more than shape who we become. The shared universal experiences inside those events connect us to others and our own humanity. Now that I’ve waxed philosophical in such a way that my brain hurts, I’ll get on with the point of this blog.

I want to encourage you to tell your stories and those of the amazing people who cross your path. Tell these stories through words or images and tell them well. August 21 and 22, I’ll be hosting the Memoir/Personal Essay Weekend Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. The course is designed for beginner to intermediate writers wanting to take a portion of their lives, find the universal themes, identify a beginning, middle, end and story arc, and get the words on paper in a way that will impact the readers’ lives. Of course, in the writing the attendees begin a brave process of examining events, their roles in them, and the perceptions we carry. Essentially for the writer, it’s therapy on paper as much as it is an accounting of personal history.

Whether you decide to write about the person who instilled in you your love for the outdoors or a rafting trip that went awry, or an adventure honeymoon that solidified your vows in an entirely new way, you’ll learn to tell a compelling story that takes your travel journal to a whole new level. You may even embark on a new career.

The cost of the course is just $225 and breaks down to about $12 an hour. Get yourself to breathtaking Boulder and leave energized and enlightened. All our workshops take place beneath the stunning Flatirons of Chautauqua Park. Sign up today because space is limited and you must pre-register.

See you soon!

Last modified: April 10, 2012

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