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StoryCraft Non-Fiction Writing Workshop

Exploring real life stories helps us to better understand the value of those lived experiences, leading to improved health and resiliency. Writing them down captures snapshots of our culture and preserves them for future generations. Sharing those stories is also vitally important, not only for our own well-being, but to strengthen our relationships with others &hellip Continue reading »

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Finding the Focus

One of the hardest parts about the non-fiction writing process is sifting through the tangle of information or memory for the core of the story, then deciding what is needed to tell it properly. To that end, I’m delivering a special full-day workshop for writers aged 50 and older in Saint John later this month. &hellip Continue reading »

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LifeWriting for Seniors

Exploring our life stories from the perspectives afforded by age helps us to better understand the value of those experiences, leading to improved health and resiliency. Sharing those stories is also vitally important, not only for our own well-being, but to strengthen our relationships with others and create ties of compassion between us. Writing them &hellip Continue reading »

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A Retreat for the Wild Soul

“The soul is like a wild animal – tough, resilient, savvy, self-sufficient. It knows how to survive in hard places. But it is also shy. Just like a wild animal, it seeks safety in the dense underbrush. If we want to see a wild animal, we know that the last thing we should do is &hellip Continue reading »

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Understanding our Stories workshop series

Last Tuesday, I spoke to a room filled with Canadian veterans, sharing the story of my travels through the World War I battlefields of Belgium and how, while there, I unexpectedly discovered the value of my own heritage. I watched as some of the men and women present wiped their eyes. They waited quietly and &hellip Continue reading »

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Write by the Sea Retreat

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” &hellip Continue reading »

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Write from the Soul Workshop

“This is the first, wildest, wisest thing I know…that the soul exists and that it is built entirely our of attentiveness.” Mary Oliver Many moons and months have passed since my last workshop. Life has been…well…complicated.  We all  know how it is, don’t we?  We deal with the things that come our way and sometimes &hellip Continue reading »

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Write in Community

Want to Write? Need Inspiration?  Join a weekly creative writing group! Maybe you want to write, but are not sure how to start. Or perhaps you’ve been writing, but want to deepen the experience and explore new techniques. Join a casual weekly writing group in Albert County and experience the inspiration of writing in community &hellip Continue reading »

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