Writing Life Stories Classes 2021-02-25T20:05:46+00:00

About The Classes

Hi. I’m so glad you are here and are interested in taking a remarkable course. Writing Life Stories helps people document their personal journey and share it with others. Students take this class primarily to leave a legacy for their loved ones and to know more about themselves. The benefits are absolutely, positively amazing…and you are creating one of the best gifts in the world: your life story.

Group Discounts available for Corporations, Non-Profits, and Associations. 

For more information, contact Barbara@writinglifestories.com or support@writinglifestories.com

Previous Classes 

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Locations included: NY and CA at Walt Whitman Birthplace Museum, Yorkville Library, Huntington Public Library, Baruch Donor Luncheon, Women’s Museum of CA, Carmel Valley Library, Lawrence Family JCC Seniors, UC San Diego Women’s Center and elsewhere.

Introduction: Writing Life Stories 

This presentation will introduce you to Writing Life Stories, include a brief writing exercise and voluntary sharing of this work with the group. No writing experience necessary.

(1 hour) No charge

Upcoming Dates:

Monday, December 7th – WLS FREE Intro (Pre-Recorded)

Monday, January 4th – WLS FREE Intro (Pre-Recorded)

Tuesday, January 12th – LIVE Intro Class (Location TBA)

Monday, February 1st – WLS FREE Intro (Pre-Recorded)

Monday, March 1st – WLS Free Intro (Pre-Recorded)

Tues March 2 WLS Free Intro New York Public Library

Thurs March 4th – WLS Intro Walt Whitman Birthplace Museum

Sat April 17th – Sarasota County Libraries Present:  Writing Life Stories (Memoir Writing)

Workshop: Writing Life Stories 

You will gain insight about how the guided autobiography process works. After an exercise and priming questions,  you write. You then share this story with the supportive group. Rather than offer critiques, fellow students give only encouragement.
Confidentiality is required. No writing experience necessary.

1-day workshop (2.5 hours)

Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, December 8th – WLS Holiday Workshop: Give Your Story as a Gift!

Tuesday, December 15th – FREE Memoir Writing Class During Covid: Your 1-Page Dedication to Someone You’ve Lost

Tuesday, January 26th – Barnard College: Project Continuum

Monday, February 8th – Your 1 Page Dedication to Someone You Lost During Covid

Monday, February 22nd – Your 1 Page Dedication to Someone You Lost During Covid

Sat – Sun March 6th – 7th Sarasota Libraries:  Write A Tribute to Some You Lost During COVID

Courses: Writing Life Stories

During the 8-week course, students write 1-2 pages (500-1000 words) at home. Students attend classes for lectures and exercises. They then read their stories aloud to a small, supportive group. Fellow students give only encouragement.
Confidentiality is required. No writing experience necessary.

(8 weeks, 2 hours per week)

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th – WLS Part 1 Four-Week Course

Wednesday, February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th – WLS Part 2 Four-Week Course

Wednesday, March 3, 10, 17,  24 – WLS Part 1 Four-Week Course

Wednesday, April 7, 14, 21, 28 – WLS Part 2 Four-Week Course

Writing Life Stories Intensive Retreats: 

We are setting up 3-day retreats in America’s Finest City, San Diego in the La Jolla beach area as well as in the desert oasis, Palm Springs. Stay tuned!

(3 days, $TBD in San Diego and Palm Springs)

Upcoming Dates:

To be announced…

The Power of Storytelling in Business and Branding

The Power of Storytelling in Business and Branding

What makes your business stand out or your brand go the distance? Southwest, Nordstrom, Apple and Warby Parker successfully created stories that keep their audience’s attention and converted them into loyal fans.

Stories create more impact than facts, cut through the media clutter, get remembered and change perceptions. In this course, you’ll learn from an experienced marketer: why signature stories create emotional impact; how stories appeal to us on a neurological level triggering sensory chemicals; and what you can do to create your own authentic story for your business.

(4 wks, 3 hrs per week)

Upcoming Dates:

To be announced…