Writing Life Stories Classes 2019-04-02T18:19:33+00:00

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

I have taken a total of 8 classes with Barbara and I can say unconditionally that, in many respects, all of these classes have been exceptional. Barbara brings materials that help us go deeper and think harder about our personal stories. The energy is positive. Since we read our stories out loud, we all have the respect of one another as we find our “voice.” I highly recommend working with Barbara on writing your life story. It’s a game-changer.

Susan Klieman, Marketing and business development consultant, former Credit Card Manager, CitiGroup and Advertising Manager, American Express

Barbara has a unique style which circles the wagons around any fear or uncertainty we might have toward writing. She brings out different unexpected aspects that crack open whatever has kept your stories held safe and hidden for so long. Writing in general but particularly in Barbara’s class has helped me to find my voice in a way that spoken word has eluded me.

Anna Schuchmann, Former CEO, Zolio and banking executive at McKinsey and Credit Suisse

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:

Sept 11, 2019, Special 9/11 Class, Yorkville Library, NYC

Previous Intro Classes:

Oct 13, 2018, Introduction, Walt Whitman Birthplace, Huntington

Sep 12, 2018, Introduction, Yorkville Library, NYC

Jan 15, 2018 Introduction, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, La Jolla

Jan 12th, 2018,Introduction, Carmel Valley Library, San Diego

Jan 10, 2018, Introduction, UC San Diego Sta, UCSD Women’s Center, La Jolla

Dec 18th, 2017 Introduction, Senior Symposium, Carmel Valley Library, San Diego CANCELLED

Dec 15, 2017 Introduction, Women’s Museum of California, San Diego CANCELLED

Nov 1st, 2017 Introduction, Webster Library, NYC

Sept 26th, 2017 Introduction, OWL (The Voice of Midlife & Older Women) Group and WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom), San Diego

Sept 18th, 2017 Introduction, Yorkville Library, NYC

Sept 11th, 2017 Memories of Sept 11, 67th Street Library, NYC

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 (3 hours), Invite-A-Friend and get 50% off. Group Discounts Available.

Upcoming Dates:

July 18, 2019, Workshop, Huntington Public Library, Long Island, 2-5PM

Previous Workshop Classes:

May 26, 2018 Workshop, USS Midway CA, San Diego POSTPONED

May 23, 2018 Workshop, Women’s Museum of CA, San Diego

Jan 11, 2018 Workshop, Women’s Museum of CA, San Diego

Dec 12, 2017 Workshop, Dorot, NYC

Nov 29, 2017 Workshop, Webster Library, NYC

Sept 26, 2017 Workshop, Women’s Museum of CA, San Diego

Sept 6, 2017 Workshop, Cafe Jax, NYC

Classes: Writing Life Stories I and II

During the 4-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.

(4 wks, 3 hrs per week) $350, Invite-A-Friend and you get 25% off. Group Discounts Available.

Upcoming Dates:

April 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019, Writing Life Stories I, UES, 1:00-4:00PM

Previous 4-Week Classes:

March 5,  12, 19, 26, 2019, Writing Life Stories I, ONLINE, CANCELLED

Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 2018, Writing Life Stories II, NYC

Sept 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 2018, Writing Life Stories I, NYC

Sept 5, 12, 26, Oct 3, 2018, Writing Life Stories I, NYC

Sept 4, 11, 18, 25th, 2018, Writing Life Stories I, NYC

March 8, 15, 22, 29, Writing Life Stories I, NYC

Nov 7, 14, 21, 28, Writing Life Stories I, Café Jax, NYC

Sept 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, Writing Life Stories I, Hunter College, NYC, CANCELLED

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) $350

Upcoming Dates:

To be announced…