Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Writing the Heartache Workshop

I wrote a few days ago that I probably would not be posting again until after Memorial Day. However, I came across this information earlier and wanted to share it with you. If you are in the midst of grief because of the death of a loved one or the death of a relationship, this workshop is for you. I realize that many of you live locally, but if you need this workshop, pray and ask God to provide you with the means to attend.

Blessings,
Edwina

Those of us in it know that grief can overwhelm us. Writing about our emotions calms our nerves, lowers our heart rate, and decreases our blood pressure. The tool of writing through the pain of heartache provides a respite for our sorrow and coats us with a soothing balm. No wonder writing has been called an essential tool for healing.

Writing the Heartache All Day Writing Workshop
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time: 8 AM to 5 PM
Instructor: Alice J. Wisler of Daniel’s House Publications
(B.S.W., award-winning novelist, cookbook author, first place winner of Carolina Woman poetry contest 2001, workshop leader, conference speaker, writer of grief-related articles, Open to Hope contributor, former Tributes and LARGO newsletter editor, and designer of remembrance cards)
Where: Country Inns and Suites near the Raleigh/Durham Airport
201 Airgate Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560
What’s provided:
* All day workshop with instruction on writing from the grieving heart
* In-depth teaching on writing poetry, letters, essays, and keeping a journal
* Guided writing sessions
* Pen and notepad
* Mid-morning coffee/tea and snack break
* Light catered lunch
* Mid-afternoon coffee/tea break
* Gift for all attendees
* Two future follow-up online critique sessions with Alice
Objective: To learn how to use writing as an effective tool for healing and hope. While the primary focus of the workshop is on writing after the death of a significant loved one (spouse, parent, sibling, child, friend), some take the workshop to write about broken relationships.
Feel free to bring: Up to three pages of poetry
or a piece you’ve written pertaining to your loss.
Cost: $130 per person if payment received by 6/20;
after 6/20, $140 per person
Bring a friend and save! $240 for you and your friend ($20 savings)
For all past attendees of the online grief-writing course, Writing the Heartache, take $25.00 off the price and pay $105.00 per person.
One day only, LIMITED seating, register today!

1 comment:

Lindsey Feldpausch said...

This was my first time visiting! It is so encouraging to see other writers embarking on the challenge of finishing a book. Thank you for sharing this conference information.